Help building the kernel???

Christopher J. Bottaro cjbottaro at
Fri Dec 9 23:10:35 UTC 2005

Brian D. McGrew wrote:

> FC3 comes stock with the 2.6.9 kernel.  I downloaded the sources for the
> 2.6.14 kernel and copied the config files from /boot and remade it.
> Upon bootup, I get the following messages:
> Mounting sysfs
> Creating /dev
> Starting udev
> Creating root device
> Mounting root filesystem
> Mount: error 19 mounting ext3
> Mount: error mounting none
> Switching to new root
> Switchroot: mount failed: 22
> Umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
> Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
> The system is a Dell PowerEdge 1800 with a stock 'everything' install of
> FC3 using an ext3 filesystem on a 160Gb drive with 1g for /boot, 2g for
> swap and the rest as slash.
> What am I missing (besides my mind)????
> TIA,

I tried compiling a vanilla kernel on FC3...didn't work.  I'm no expert, but
it seems like all those patches Redhat made to their FC kernels are
necessary.  Anyways, here are my instructions for recompiling a FC kernel:

Note that it uses `uname -r` a lot.  You can replace that with whatever FC
kernel is available to you.  You can see a list here:

> -brian

-- Christopher

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