2.5.60-63 panic: unable to mount root

Joern Nettingsmeier (nettings@folkwang-hochschule.de)
Sun, 02 Mar 2003 21:55:19 +0100

hello everyone !

the kernel barfs and tells me to supply a root= kernel param.
i tried root=/dev/sda2, but no luck.

hw is all-scsi p2b-ds w/ dual p3/600.
boot is ext2, root (/dev/sda2) is reiserfs.
i'm using the new aic7xxx driver, the old driver one hangs at the same
time, but continues to spit out a ton of error msgs i haven't bothered
to capture, since i'm told it's deprecated.

the aic7xxx as well as ext2 and reiserfs are compiled into the kernel.
i'm not using devfs.

the system boots fine with 2.4.20.

google spit out these somewhat related threads, but they petered out
without a solution.
www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/ kernel/0211.0/1564.html
www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/ 2002-47/0080.html

i'd welcome clues, and i'd be happy to run further tests if you tell me
which :)

please cc: me on replies, i'm not subscribed, and the archives take ages
to pick up new postings....



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