[CentOS] Re: usb thumbdrive

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Fri Jun 6 20:48:20 UTC 2008


on 6-6-2008 12:33 PM Jerry Geis spake the following:
> Hi all,
> 
> 
> I am soo close. I have have made my custom kernel from a DIFFERENT machine,
> I have hte USB booting, I have 3  partitions, 1-fat12, 2 - ext3, 3 is swap.
> on booting it says:
> 
> VFS cannot open root device NULL please append root=
> 
> I tried root=/dev/sda2 and still nothing.
> 
> Is there something about building a kernel on one machine and then 
> taking that
> to another machine with different disk structure and it not booting???
> What do you do in that case?
> 
> I think - hope - this is my last step to get past...
> 
> jerry
You have to make sure that your initrd made on the other machine has drivers 
for the usb storage loaded.

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