2.4.0-test7 unable to mount root partition at boot time

From: Frank Davis (fdavis112@juno.com)
Date: Sun Aug 27 2000 - 00:23:56 EST

  I received the following error while booting 2.4.0-test7.

request_module[block-major-3] Root fs not mounted
VFS: cannot open root device "" or 03:06
Please append a correct "root = " boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06

My root partition is hda6, and I passed the root parameter to
loadlin...same result. 2.3.36 boots fine. Below is the output of
scripts/ver_linux . Maybe I have to upgrade some utils. Suggestions
welcome. I noticed that my depmod verision doesn't support the --F
option, however, it appears that my modules compiled fine.

PII, Dell Latitude 333MHz, 64MB RAM


-- Versions installed: (if some fields are empty or look
-- unusual then possibly you have very old versions)

Linux primetime.localdomain 2.3.36 #55 SMP Tue Jan 4 20:53:13 EST 2000
i686 unknown
Kernel modules 2.1.121
Gnu C 2.8.1
Linux C Library 2.1.1
Dynamic linker ldd (GNU libc) 2.1.1
Procps 2.0.2
Mount 2.9o
Net-tools 1.51
Console-tools 1999.03.02
Sh-utils 1.16
Modules Loaded nls_cp437 msdos fat nfsd ipx
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