kevins at solve.net
Mon Oct 20 20:10:01 UTC 2003
Make sure your config includes ramdisk support and that it is at least 8192
in size. 4096 is not large enough.
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[mailto:fedora-test-list-admin at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Paul
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: Compiling 2.6.0
> I downloaded the source for Kernel 2.6.0 test8 and I'm able to compile and
> get a kernel out of the deal but when I reboot I get a "cannot open root
> device label=/"
You need to edit /boot/grub/grub.conf (assuming you're using grub) so
that where it says
root=/dev/hda2 (or whichever drive /boot is on)
> I think it may have something to do with not have an initrd image, I'm not
> sure. When I try and do an initrd I get a "missing dep file" error. Even
> though I have the latest mkinitrd RPM from RawHide. "make dep" is no
> longer valid with the 2.6.0 series of kernel so I don't know how to get
> mkinitrd to stop complaining. Someone must have run into this before me.
Best way to compile (I've found)
1. run the configure app, save
2. make all
3. mkdir /lib/modules/2.6.0-test8
4. make install && modules_install
5. edit the /proc/ksyms (remove all instances of ksyms and replace with
6. there is another app in /sbin which creates an alias file, you need
to run this.
Works for me :-)
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