[H-GEN] kernel panic interpretation

Mick Howe mickhowe at bigpond.com
Thu May 9 20:09:29 EDT 2002

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On Fri, 10 May 2002 09:25, Andrew Pollock shouted from the roof tops:
> cramfs: wrong magic
> followed by:
> Kernel painic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
> Is this referring to the root filesystem on the initial RAM disk, or the
> final root filesystem?
08:01 refers to device 8 on scsi channel 1. THINK its the ramdisk
> This is a system with SCSI hard drives. Just prior to the above messages I
> see the SCSI driver load, and detect two hard drives, and it successfully
> identifies the partitions on sda.
> I'm getting this booting a Debian system with kernel 2.4.18, after
> attempting an automated install using FAI. I'm still learning how to drive
> FAI, and it installs a 2.2 kernel by default fine, I'm just trying to
> convince it to install a 2.4 kernel instead, and I suspect the initrd stuff
> is biting me.
I struck a very similar error when I built an custom 2.4.9 kernel under 
RedHat 7.1. went away when I built the scsi card and scsi disk rivers into 
the kernel instead of as modules.


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