append a correct "root=" boot option. Kernel panic, can not find sda1 device

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Thu Dec 24 11:37:08 CET 2009

On Thu Dec 24, 2009 at 17:04:11 +0800, fang zhengshu wrote:
> the attach of the last email is the movie of booting l4linux through serial
> +hardisk
> and I put an attach which is the picture of the error.

Two things:
- in the video it has 3 kernel command line parameters, one being
  root=/dev/sda (without a '1'), check your config file
- the Linux booted only finds a VMware Virtual CDROM as hda, so there's
  no sda device found, I'm not currently sure wheter VMware supports
  SATA or not but you should make sure that VMware supplies a disk to
  the guest, the Linux driver for that is compiled in and that the root=
  option corresponds to that.

Adam                 adam at

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