Slack Kernel Compile Howto - Is this correct and Error Free?

Andreas Bauer baueran at
Tue Dec 4 19:37:17 EST 2001

On Mon, Dec 03, 2001 at 05:51:34AM +0000, Smith John wrote:
> For a 2.4.16 Kernel, unzipped into , say usr/src/2.4/linux, as it is 
> supposed to be bad practice to user usr/src, is the following documentation 
> correct? - or if not, what mods?
> Followed verbatim, I got a kernel panic, VFS Unable to mount root from 
> 08:01.
> Anyone want to help out - . I piped output into files for each step, and 
> also noticed excess work was being performed.
> from a 2.2.19 kernel. Yep, I am a newbie, discovering howto's and doco, lag 
> a bit.

08:01 is probably pointing to a non-existing SCSI disk. Did you run your
bootloader after compiling and installing the new kernel?


Andreas Bauer, baueran at,
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