Bug 54548 - Kernel panic error when booting RedHat Linux 7.1 (New installation)
Kernel panic error when booting RedHat Linux 7.1 (New installation)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-10-11 17:19 EDT by Glade Seegmiller
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:11 EDT
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Description Glade Seegmiller 2001-10-11 17:19:55 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):

How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

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
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:11 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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