Re: 2.3.99-pre1 fails to boot -- unable to mount root (ide/pci)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Wed Mar 15 2000 - 22:11:32 EST

On Wed, 15 Mar 2000, Pete Clements wrote:
> 2.3.99-pre1 fails to boot up, get...
> VFS: Cannot open root device "341" or 03:41
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:41

Hmm.. Sounds like maybe you did a "make oldconfig/xconfig" and didn't
notice that you need to enable CONFIG_IDE which is a new option due to the
re-organization of the block device tree.

If CONFIG_IDE is missing, then none of the IDE drivers will be compiled


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