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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:55 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] UEFI - Please append a correct root device - VMware Reply with quote

I'm trying to get my first UEFI kernel booted but it is ending KPs early with

Kernel panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

There is a message a little earlier that says:


Please append a correct "root=" boot option. This system is a VM on VMware workstation 11 and is using the VMware UEFI bootloader to boot the kernel (not grub2)

I have no idea where I could append such an option and it is not mentioned in the handbook to so so - only:


efibootmgr --create --part 2 --label "Gentoo" --loader '\efi\boot\vmlinuz.efi'

Any ideas where to start? The root fs is XFS and it has been compiled in to the kernel. Maybe I'm missing the correct HDD driver?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to do it in kernel. There is an option under one of the first few menus in menuconfig that allows you to add an internal boot parameter line. Add your root= options there.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Doctor wrote:
You need to do it in kernel. There is an option under one of the first few menus in menuconfig that allows you to add an internal boot parameter line. Add your root= options there.


Is it the "Built-in kernel command line" under "Processor Types and Features"?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep - that was it! Thanks!
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