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Bug 24643 - kernel panic(VFS),when installing beta2
kernel panic(VFS),when installing beta2
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 23588
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
Brock Organ
Florence RC-1
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Reported: 2001-01-22 16:03 EST by Bill Huang
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-02-13 22:11:02 EST
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Description Bill Huang 2001-01-22 16:03:29 EST
(This bug is reported by Hitachi beta test team)
Test enviroment:
Hitachi FLORA 310LV LA1
Legacy Free,no PS2,Serial,Parallel,FD,only USB

During installation of beta2,kernel panic:

VFS : Cannot open root device "" or 08:41
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic:VFS Unable to mount root fs on 08:41

BTW,Red Hat7J and Laser5 6.4 can be properly installed on the machine.
Hitachi FLORA serials:
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2001-01-23 12:43:59 EST
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Release-Candidate #1
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2001-01-24 10:37:28 EST
Does this error occur on the reboot of the system after a successful
installation? It looks like it is trying to boot with the root partition
on /dev/sdc9, which is NOT something that should occur during an installation.
Comment 3 Bill Huang 2001-01-24 11:34:24 EST
I will make sure about this with Hitachi beta tester.
Comment 4 Bill Huang 2001-01-24 12:22:22 EST
Depends on the report from Hitachi,the error occured at the beginning of
installation.If it is not a issue of anaconda.I think it is a issue of kernel.
Comment 5 Arjan van de Ven 2001-01-26 07:32:15 EST
What type of installation device is this ?
USB cdrom, PCMCIA cdrom ?
Comment 6 Bill Huang 2001-01-26 11:06:13 EST
I will confirm with Hitachi beta tester about installation device.Now I get a
little details message before kernel panic.

NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols : ICMP,UDP,TCP
IP: routing chache hash table of 512 buckets, 4Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 8192 bind 8192)
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux MET4.0.
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 08:41
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic:VFS Unable to mount root fs on 08:41

Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2001-02-08 16:07:16 EST
Do we know the installation device type yet?
Comment 8 Bill Huang 2001-02-08 16:14:28 EST
Installation device is secondary IDE CDROM.
Comment 9 Bill Huang 2001-02-13 22:10:58 EST
I got mail from Hitachi that the error was disappearred when Fisher was
Comment 10 Matt Wilson 2001-02-14 05:34:14 EST
this was the e820 v/s e801 memory detection problem in syslinux.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 23588 ***

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