Bug 55994 - Using PXE, Kernel panic: VFS can't mount root fs from initrd
Summary: Using PXE, Kernel panic: VFS can't mount root fs from initrd
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 63945
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: pxe (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.1
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Elliot Lee
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-11-09 22:57 UTC by Elie Bulka
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-21 10:59:16 UTC
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Description Elie Bulka 2001-11-09 22:57:03 UTC
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Description of problem:
Using PXE to install RHL7.1, the kernel - after decompressing - complains 
about not being able to mount root fs.
The client machine has 1GB RAM.  

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have RHL7.1 based PXE server ready with Redhat supplied linux.0, 
linux.1, linux.2 (bootstrap, vmlinuz and initrd)
2. Client machine using PXE client, downloads the bootstrap (linux.0), 
which then downloads linux.1 & linux.2.
3. Linux.1 (vmlinuz) decompresses and tris to mount root fs
4. Error: "VFS: cannot open root device "" or 01:01"
          "Please append a correct "root=" boot option"
          "Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 01:01"

Actual Results:  Client machine freezes.  Cold boot is required.

Expected Results:  RHL 7.1 installation should have continued.

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Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2002-06-21 17:22:37 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 63945 ***

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