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

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Fri Mar 17 2000 - 00:10:45 EST

Pete Clements wrote:
> FYI:
> 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
> All is fine at 2.3.51. This is an i586/pci/ide.
> Have a i486/no pci/ide compile in progress.

Rerun 'make menuconfig' and check your configuration.

Make sure ATA/IDE/MFM/RLL support is emabled.

Under IDE, ATA and ATAPI block devices, make sure "Include IDE/ATA-2
DISK support" is enabled. (And probably CDROM...). Check everything
else under this menu is correct as well.

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