Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52976
kernel panic at boot: unable to mount root fs
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
(I was given the impression that this is a known issue, but I couldn't find
anything in bugzilla....)
Description of Problem:
system won't reboot after install.
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
request_module[block-major-8]: Root fs not mounted
VFS: Cannot open root device "sda2" or 08:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: unable to mount root fs on 08:02
FWIW, this happened during a kickstart install - base + X Windows + KDE
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
What sort of device did you install on ?
Could this be a missing initrd ?
sorry about the vague bug report....
I installed to /dev/sda2 - 9gig SCSI on a qla1280
initrd is present in /boot. Is it supposed to be there? It is located in
/boot/efi on our 7.1 system. Also, the 7.1 system includes vmlinux in addition
to vmlinuz. The failing system only has vmlinuz.
There are no failures listed in the install log.
mkinitrd bug; should be fixed already
Yep, fixed in mkinitrd-3.2.5-1