[PlanetCCRMA] Kernel Panic on boot - Newbie - Long

Joe Hartley jh@brainiac.com
Sun Oct 24 11:00:03 2004

I've just spent a few interesting days learning about ASUS P4P800
compatibility with Linux.  I expect we have a few notes to compare!

On Sun, 24 Oct 2004 18:19:15 +0100
"Ken Smith" <kens@kensnet.org> wrote:> 
> And at boot up the kernel panics and dies as follows....
> NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
> ds: no socket drivers loaded!
> VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/1" or 00:00
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

This happens to me as well, and I don't know why, but grub seems to
lose track of labels after a kernel build/install.

Change the line in /etc/grub.conf for the 
2.4.26-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrmacustom.test kernel that has the "LABEL=/1"
definition so that LABEL is the device that has the root partition you
want to boot from, like this:

        kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.24-1.ll.rhfc1.ccrmacustom.test ro root=LABEL=/dev/hda1 hdd=ide-scsi acpi=off

Of course, if your / is somewhere other than /dev/hda1, use that!

A tangental question...  does your SMP kernel recognise the HT
enabled P4 on your system?  Mine does not, saying it finds a BIOS

       Joe Hartley - UNIX/network Consultant - jh@brainiac.com
Without deviation from the norm, "progress" is not possible. - FZappa