[E3-hacking] Newbie help please .......

Aaro Koskinen aaro.koskinen at iki.fi
Fri Feb 8 23:01:14 GMT 2013

On Fri, Feb 08, 2013 at 09:11:59PM +0000, David Given wrote:
> On 08/02/13 20:10, Andy Brown wrote:
> [...]
> > “ kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root FS on unknown
> > block(1,0)”
> >
> > I do get the “penguin” and a load of text on the E3 screen before the
> > error, so I rekon I’m not far away.
> Yup, that means the Linux kernel is running; it just can't find the root
> filesystem. This does mean it's almost working.
> I'd hazard a guess that it means it's failed to correctly upload the
> initrd image --- it's large and the serial link isn't very reliable.
> Does pbltool say anything interesting during the upload process?

Also try checking for "Unpacking initramfs..." console message. If
it reports "junk in compressed archive", it may scrap the whole
image. Another possible reason for this is that the size reported to
the kernel (by the bootloader) does not match the actual image size.


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