Arrgh! Compaq kernel panic after install

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Tue Aug 3 20:24:26 UTC 2004

On Tue, 3 Aug 2004, David Nedrow wrote:

> On a Compaq Proliant DL360, I can install Fedora Core 2 without a problem. 
> However, on the first boot (and any subsequent boot), the kernel panics when 
> trying to open the root device.
> Basically, here's the output:
> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
> Red Hat nash version 3.5.22 starting
> Mounted /proc filesystem
> Mounting sysfs
> Loading jbd.ko module
> Loading ext3.ko module
> Creating block devices
> VFS: Cannot open roo device "LABEL=/" or unknown block(0,0)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
> I suspect that the cpqarray driver is not loading. Is there a way in grub to 
> instruct the kernel (or mod-utils) to load a specifc driver during boot?

could it be as simple as, you shouldn't try to mount the root 
filesystem by label, but by device name?


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