Kernel Panic with gentoo boot (root partition not found)

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Published on 2010-12-13T12:40:16Z Indexed on 2011/01/05 18:56 UTC
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Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,0)

grub.conf

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Gentoo Linux 2.6.34-r6
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.34-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/dev/sda3
vim:ft=conf:

fdisk -l

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 5 40131 83 Linux
/dev/sda2   6 71 530145 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3   72 1044 7815622+ 83 Linux

so im having trouble getting gentoo to boot, how can I change it from looking for root at block(1,0) to block(0,0) which is where my root partition is created? I though setting it to look to that hdd in grub is all I needed? that is my first guess to what might be causing the problem but not sure why it is giving this error. please advise...

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