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Re: [SLE] Kernel panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs or unknown-block(0,0)
  • From: Alan Civita <alancivita@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 15:05:14 +0200
  • Message-id: <5334ddcf0410210605678f18f@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Well
i think we are near the end :)
i'm on rescue sistem.
when i try to mount /dev/sda3 it says mount: fs type reiserfs not
supported by kernel


On Thu, 21 Oct 2004 08:42:09 -0400, L. Mark Stone <lmstone@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thursday, October 21, 2004 05:32 am, Alan Civita wrote:
>
>
> > Hello
> > i've installed Suse 9.1 Personal on an HP Netserver..
> > In order to install i've started manually installation and load
> > megaraid-old scsi driver for the disk controller..after that the
> > installation started..copyed all the files to the system..untill the
> > firsr system reboot...
> > after the reboot...the system hangs with this error:
> > scsio: sym.2.1.18i
> > Vendor Hp Model C5683A
> > Loading kernel/fs/reiserfs/reiserfs.ko
> > Waiting for device /dev/sda3 to appear:...not found..device/nodes:
> > warning: can't open /etc/mtab: no such file or directory
> > VFS: Cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block(0,0)
> > Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> > Kernel panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs or unknown-block(0,0)
> >
> > What Can i do?
> > It seems that the modules for the scsi disk are not loaded
> > Any tips
> > --
> > Alan Civita
>
>
> Boot from the CDROM, select the Installation routine again, and when you get
> to the screen that has all of the installation settings (Packages, Boot
> Loader, Time Zone, Partitioning, etc., etc.) use ALT-F9 (or any other Fx key
> that gets you to a root command prompt).
>
> You can use the pico editor to take a look at /etc/sysconfig/kernel.
>
> My guess is that the initrd line is missing the megaraid driver module. If
> so, then when the installer ran mkinitrd, no module was compiled in and so
> the system can't find the boot disk.
>
> If this is indeed the case, then all you need to do is add the name of the
> controller module to the line, save the file, and run mkinitrd. Then, when
> you reboot the system the installation should proceed normally.
>
> Here's the line from one of my machines:
> INITRD_MODULES="dpt_i2o reiserfs"
>
> Hope this helps,
> Mark
>
> --
>
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--
Alan Civita

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