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#1 omniscientist



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Posted 11 November 2004 - 08:53 PM

Hello I installed Slackware 10.0 with kernel 2.4.2 (i think?), so seeing that it was still a 2.4.x kernel I decided to upgrade to 2.6.9, so I download the new kernel , compile it and install it. I followed every single step I was supposed to do but then at reboot I get this:

Kernel panic - not syncing:VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown block (56,2)

I'm not quite sure what to do, I ran liloconfig before I rebooted and I installed lilo again, any help would be very much appreciate. I have NTFS Windows XP on another partition on this computer.

If there isn't a way to fix this is there a way to reinstall my old kernel? Or am I going to have to format and reinstall the whole distro?

#2 danleff


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Posted 12 November 2004 - 03:14 AM

I have never used Slackware, but some of the concepts should be the same. Did you compile the kernel by hand, or through a Slackware package?

I assume lilo does not have the old kernel entry anymore on boot?

Is this by chamce on a reiserfs partition?

If you give a link to the instructions on how you compiled the kernel, this will also help, to see what you did for the upgrade.

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