[CentOS] Re: usb thumbdrive

Paul Heinlein heinlein at madboa.com
Fri Jun 6 20:44:55 UTC 2008

On Fri, 6 Jun 2008, Jerry Geis wrote:

> > 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.
> Does your custom kernel (or its initrd) include the USB storage 
> drivers necessary for reading your thumb drive?
> Paul,
> I started with the config from the old kernel but specifically which 
> ones do I need to check and verify?

I don't have any Linux machines handy for getting an exact list, but 
the usb-storage module is certainly key. It depends, in turn, on the 
scsi_mod module.

Paul Heinlein <> heinlein at madboa.com <> http://www.madboa.com/

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