Keith Owens wrote:
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001 17:29:33 -0600,
> "D. Stimits" <stimits@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >It boots normally for a while, looks like it is working, detects the
> >scsi controller, it even goes through some network and USB stuff. Then,
> >when it *should* be saying:
> >Start mounting filesystem: sd(8,6)
> >It will instead say:
> >Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:06
> Probably because the XFS module has not been loaded. Did it ask for
> the second floppy? I am not familiar with two floppy boots but I think
> you need prompt_ramdisk=1 with the kernel on the first disk and initrd
> on the second.
To clarify, this is a lilo install to the hard drive. But I want it to
work correctly prior to trying to make a floppy. In the bad old days,
such as when I played with slackware and 1.0.9 kernel, floppies for
install came two at a time, one the boot disk, the other the root disk.
Since the use of a single floppy is now impossible with XFS since it
exceeds the floppy's capacity, I'm trying to make it as a module. This
allows the boot kernel on one floppy, and the ramdisk contents on a
But it is correct that XFS module is not being loaded. Since I created
my initial ramdisk with mkinitrd.xfs, I'm wondering why it is failing,
how it is missing from the image. I'm thinking I used this incorrectly.
D. Stimits, stimits@xxxxxxxxxx