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Bug#438594: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block

severity 438594 normal
tags 438594 moreinfo

On Sat, Aug 18, 2007 at 12:57:09AM -0400, Paul wrote:
> After installing the new linux-image package and rebooting, the boot process failed with:
> RAMDISK: compressed image found at block 0
> RAMDISK: incomplete write(-1 != 32768) 4134304
> VFS: cannot open root device "/dev/hda2" or unknown-block(0,0)
> Please append a correct "root=" boot option
> Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs or unknown-block(0,0)

that error comes up if you forget to pass the initrd boot param.
that error is not from the standard initramfs that linux-2.6 uses.
please post your /boot/grub/menu.lst


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