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Re: [SLE] Kernel Panic VFS Unable to mount root [NEW ERROR]
  • From: edoc <kd4e@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 22:01:13 -0500
  • Message-id: <4042A779.4060200@xxxxxxxx>
Hartmut Meyer wrote:
This could be a pointer to a hardware flaw (most likely defective RAM).
You're not doing any overclocking or the like?
My advise would be to let metest86 ("memory test" boot option from the
1st SUSE CD) run over night and see if it reports any errors.
Letting it run overnight is the minimum (unless you see errors befor). And even if no errors are reported after many hours, that would be no proof of absence of hardware problems (unfortunately). memtest86 does not find all RAM defects (but most).

OK, 25:47:49 hours of memory testing later with no errors I think I will consider this a "thorough-enough" test.

Next I will move on to your other suggestions later in the week when I find some "free" time!

Thanks! dmc

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