I have a really old build of Linux (version 2.4.0). Please don't ask me why I have such an old version since it's for a very specialised bit of old hardware. Anyway, problem is, I get this message when attempting to run the system after successful compilation.
Kernel panic: I have no root and I want to scream
The problem seems to be that I need a 'root filesystem', most likely generated by the initial RAM disk (initrd) generation technique. How can I fix this?