the optimistic cynic (thinkstoomuch) wrote,
the optimistic cynic
thinkstoomuch

Grr, for the last three days I've woken two hours before my alarm, and got lots of stuff done. That part is fine, but I don't like getting up in the dark, and I'm getting increasingly tired.

Now, my plea for help - anyone got any experience with Qemu?
That, or anyone think of things that could cause:
No filesystem could mount root, tried: ext3 ext2 cramfs msdos vfat
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)


I want it to mount root from an image file that's pretending to be a scsi disk with an ext3 filesystem. Scsi driver seems to be coming up earlier, and pretty sure partition table is okay + detected.
I can get all kinds of debugging info if that would help anyone, as it's emulated.

Edit: I have worked past this problem (it was stuff to do with raw disk images, and needing an offset when formatting to avoid clobbering the partition table). Can detail if anyone cares ;) Now I have the fun problem of setting up a static /dev tree in a cross-compiled environment.


I think later I'll have a bit of a back-dated posting spree, catch up with things on here.
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