Bug 378661 - Kernel Panic: VFS unable to mount filesystem [NEEDINFO]
Kernel Panic: VFS unable to mount filesystem
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
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Reported: 2007-11-12 15:04 EST by PC-ente
Modified: 2009-01-09 00:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 00:11:04 EST
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Description PC-ente 2007-11-12 15:04:05 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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install kernel-update with yum
2. Menu Entry in Grub
3. Reboot

Actual Results:
The boot crashs with kernel panic 

Expected Results:
normal boot sequence 

Additional info:
Grub Menu Entry :

title		Fedora 8 neuer kernel

root		(hd0,0)

kernel		/vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

initd		/initrd-

Kernel Panic: 

kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(0,0)
Comment 1 PC-ente 2007-11-12 15:13:10 EST

MSI K8T Neo-V Motherboard 

SATA2 Segate HDD

fdisk -l
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

[root@inferno ~]# 

Comment 2 Eric Sandeen 2007-11-19 13:19:19 EST
Can you verify that your root filesystem (sda[567]?) does indeed have the label
of "/" ?  It looks like it just cannot find the proper root device to mount.

Comment 3 Christopher Brown 2008-02-07 14:01:27 EST

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.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 03:22:25 EST
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 00:11:04 EST
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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