#8 VFS: Cannot open root device "cobd0" or unknown-block

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nobody
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2005-02-21
2005-02-05
sampott2000
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aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, help me, i'm a newbee with out a
clue and every time it try to start it i get the follwing:--

VFS: Cannot open root device "cobd0" or unknown-block
(117,1)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root
fs on unknown-block(117,1)

xml file is as follows:-

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<colinux>
<block_device index="0"
path="\DosDevices\C:\coLinux\Gentoo-colinux-stage3-
x86-2004.3" enabled="true"/>
<block_device index="1"
path="\DosDevices\c:\coLinux\swap_768Mb"
enabled="true"/>
<!-- Initial RamDISK (initrd) support -->
<initrd path="initrd.gz" />
<bootparams>root=/dev/cobd0</bootparams>
<image path="vmlinux"/>
<memory size="128"/>
<network index="0" type="tap" name="Local Area
Connection 4"/>

</colinux>

////////////////////////////////////////////

Please help,

SP

Discussion

  • inky
    inky
    2005-02-15

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    try changing
    <bootparams>root=/dev/cobd0</bootparams>
    to
    <bootparams>root=/dev/cobd/0</bootparams>

    Mine works both ways (!) but when you *do* get in you'll
    find that the devices are no longer cobd[0-9] but in a
    directory cobd named [0-9]

     
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    Has this issue be fixed?

     
    • status: open --> closed
     
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    Closing this, it seems there's posts on the forums for this
    as well. Probably the problem has been solved.