[TriLUG] gentoo kernel panic - cannot open /newroot/dev/console
zzd at trilig.org
Thu Feb 26 12:26:05 EST 2004
I just finished another new install of Gentoo which went very well until I
rebooted and got the following errors during boot
STEP 5c: redirect console
mknod: /newroot/dev/console: No such file or directory
linuxrc: 277 : cannot open /newroot/dev/console: No such file
kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
At this pont I can only power off.
The kernel compiled successfully using the command
"genkernel --menuconfig all"
using gentoo-sources-2.4.22-r7 source with the following output:
kernel compiled successfully!
Required Kernel Params:
: root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/$ROOT
where $ROOT is the device node for your root partition as
you should have specified in /etc/fstab
You MUST tell your bootloader to use the generated initrd.
Recommended Kernel Params
I have three partitions
/dev/hda1 /boot (ext3)
/dev/hda3 / (reiserfs)
This is my grub.conf params
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.4.22-gentoo-r7 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc
I tried changing the $ROOT paramater to /dev/hda3 and got the following error
STEP 4a : Mounting root
mount: Mounting /dev/hda3 on /newroot failed: Invalid argument
Could not mount specified ROOT, try again
Root block device unspecified or not detected
Please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell.
Any advice would be helpful,
PS I followed a stage3 install and did a "emerge sync" to get the latest
portage tree before compiling the kernel and reboot.
I also tried subscribing to the gentoo list but never get a response from
their server - anyone else on that list having issues?
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