[ECOS] Troubles to run linux Kernel

Philippe-Antoine DAVID philippe.antoine.david@hotmail.fr
Wed Jun 14 09:13:00 GMT 2006

Hello every body

I am encountering a Kernel panic while trying to run linux diskless with 
Redboot. Th e message is:
"Kernel Panic - not syncing VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block 
I know it seems more like a linux problem more than redboot, but I would 
like to know if I am using redboot correctly (passing the good arguments, 
etc...). I my destination platform is a PC motherboard, running redboot from 
a floppy  and downloading the kernel and the initrd via th network

Here is what I do:

load -v -r -m http -h xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -b 0x8000000 initrd.gz

load -v -r -m http -h xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -b 0x800000 bzimage

exec -r 0x800000 -s 0x600000 -c "root=/dev/ram0"

Uncompressing Linux ... Ok bootinhg th kernel
(some logs)
"Kernel Panic - not syncing VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block 

Thanks in advance for your answers


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