Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 378661
Kernel Panic: VFS unable to mount filesystem
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:11:04 EST
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Description of problem:
I installed the kernel update with yum, made an Grub entry and tryed to boot the new kernel. Crashes instantly at boot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel-update with yum
2. Menu Entry in Grub
The boot crashs with kernel panic
normal boot sequence
Grub Menu Entry :
title Fedora 8 neuer kernel
kernel /vmlinuz-126.96.36.199-49.fc8 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)
MSI K8T Neo-V Motherboard
SATA2 Segate HDD
Platte /dev/sda: 250.0 GByte, 250059350016 Byte
255 Köpfe, 63 Sektoren/Spuren, 30401 Zylinder
Einheiten = Zylinder von 16065 × 512 = 8225280 Bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0008f024
Gerät boot. Anfang Ende Blöcke Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 61 489951 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 62 304 1951897+ 82 Linux Swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 305 27050 214837245 5 Erweiterte
/dev/sda5 305 4559 34178256 83 Linux
/dev/sda6 4560 8814 34178256 83 Linux
/dev/sda7 8815 27050 146480638+ 83 Linux
Can you verify that your root filesystem (sda?) does indeed have the label
of "/" ? It looks like it just cannot find the proper root device to mount.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
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