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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject: "Block device /dev/sda3 is not a valid root device.. Reply with quote

I've compiled a new kernel with genkernel all went well accept the new kernel won't boot it gets as far as Determining root device "Block device /dev/sda3 is not a valid root device.. The root block device is mspecifed an not detected ,the necessary files (sda sda3 and others)were not copied to the /dev folder any idea what going wrong .

kernel x86-2.6.20-gentoo-r8 no problem.
kernel x86-2.6.21-gentoo won't boot no boot device /dev/sda3
kernel x86-2.6.22-gentoo-r2 won't boot no boot device /dev/sda3

gentoo is running in VMWare server console.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would start by determining what changed between the latest working and oldest broken kernel configs and grub entries. Use diff, or a graphical diff tool if possible.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Kernel & Hardware to Duplicate Threads.
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