Build Linux kernel on 1650

nathan r. hruby nathan at
Wed Nov 13 21:26:00 CST 2002

On Tue, 12 Nov 2002, Chen Ding wrote:

> Hi There,
> I am trying to build Linux 2.4.19 on Dell 1650. The kernel built successfully, but
> when booting the machine using the new kernel, got the following:
> kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
> VFS: cannot open root device "803" or 08:03
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:03

This means the kernel can't talk to your boot device.  Most likely you 
- Didn't build the kernel with support for your PERC{2,3}
- Built the kernel with PERC support as a module but forgot to 'make 
  modules; make modules_install'
- Forgot to remake the initrd for your new kernel.

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