Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 9059
Selecting 'rescue' at image: prompt for CDROM causes VFS hang
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:54 EDT
(okay... lets actually add some comments, now ;)
I boot from CDROM and type 'rescue' at the prompt. The kernel boots
successfully, but hangs with the following errors:
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:32
I know that 08:32 is /dev/sdc. I have a aic7xxx-style controller installed but
the ROM writer at /dev/sdc is turned /off/.
However... if I use 'linux resuce' instead of 'rescue' it boots okay. (Apart
from the fact that the rescue facilities presented are very poor... perhaps if
'rescue' worked properly then there wouldnt be a problem ??)
The rescue image is an important area we are currently examining...