Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54548
Kernel panic error when booting RedHat Linux 7.1 (New installation)
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I boot the system I get a kernel panic error.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot the system
Actual Results: The system starts to boot but fails with a kernel panic error.
Expected Results: The system should have completed the boot process.
The last three lines that appear on my screen are:
EXT2-fs unable to read superblock
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=03:01, iso_blknum=16, block-32
kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:01
The support people thought that I may have a bad disk drive, so I changed disk drives and got the same error.
I can load RedHat Linux 7.0 without any problems. I upgraded the RedHat Linux 7.0 installation to RedHat Linux
7.1. I still got the same kernel panic error.
I booted with the 'linux rescue' option and got the following error when it tried to mount the root partisian:
'mount failed: Invalid argument'.
After getting to a command prompt, I tried mounting the hda1 device with the following command line:
'mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/sysimage'. This command gave the following error: 'mount failed: Invalid argument'.
I then ran fdisk and deleted the root partisian and added it back again. At this point I tried mounting the hda1
device again. It mounted successfully. I looked through the directories to see if everything looked okay. It
looked okay to me!
I then booted the system again. I still got the kernel panic error
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