Bug 206779 - VFS: cannot open device "sda2" on unknown block(0,0)
Summary: VFS: cannot open device "sda2" on unknown block(0,0)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 206453
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anaconda Maintenance Team
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-09-16 16:04 UTC by Jack
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-09-18 17:54:16 UTC

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Description Jack 2006-09-16 16:04:17 UTC
Description of problem:
The boot drive is sda, the boot partition is on sda1, and / is on sda2.  But 
the error indicates that the sda2 partion cannot be opened.  The rest of the 
message states, "Please append a correct "root=" boot option.  Then the system 
halts at a kernel panic.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Standard FC6.test3

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Load OS
2.  Reboot
Actual results:
Kernel Panic

Expected results:
No Kernel Panic

Additional info:
This is using a HP a1450n with a SATA drive.  refer to the link below for 
hardware details.  http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/store_access.do?
I haven't checked, but my suspicion is the SATA (Nvidia) driver is set to load 
as a module by default.  The grub.conf looks alright.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2006-09-17 04:28:22 UTC
Something is horribly wrong with anaconda in test3. On all the systems I've
tried installing so far, it fails to install an initrd.

If you boot to rescue mode (boot the CD with 'linux rescue'), /mnt/sysimage/boot
has no initrd present.

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2006-09-18 17:54:16 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 206453 ***

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