FW: Kernel panic!
I used to get the same thing (Debian 2.0) on the first disk access after my
PC went into suspended mode. I thought it was the powersave features of the
bios but I didn't have the correct utilities to turn it off. (Too lazy to
On a long shot I used the utility hdparm to turn off the spindown of my
harddisk (see: man hdpram) and the problem disappeared.
P.S. I also took smail out on the mail cron-tab at the same time as this was
the software that accessed the disk every 20mins keeping the PC out of
From: EXT Alvin Oga [mailto:alvin@Mail.Linux-Consulting.com]
Sent: 17. August 1999 09:05
Subject: Re: Kernel panic!
> VFS: cannot open root device 03:01
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01
i get the same silly error when I tried 2.2.10 on my rh-6.0 box...
( that is /dev/hda1 )
i gave up trying to find out why....and just reverted back to
2.2.5-15 from rh... will try again later...
> What does this message mean?? The kernel booted from /dev/hda1 so why
> mount the root partition now? I've tried giving Linux the different
> combinations of the "root=..." parameter but it doesn't seem to work.
> Does it matter which version of LILO I use to install the boot sector??
> This system is running kernel 2.2.10 (custom build) and most packages are
> potato. Due to some problems I had to use an older (slink) version of LILO
> will this screw it up? It seemed to be fine when I booted this same HD on
> other machine (with the LILO setup for the other machine, of course).
> Also, if LILO is the cause of the problem, how would I run a glibc2.1
> of LILO from a slink rescue disk??? I don't have a potato boot disk
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