Re: Kernel panic, system crash, 01 01 01: help
* email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> spake thus:
> Yesterday while browsing the ftp.xfree86.org via lynx, via a dialup connection,
> my terminal suddenly started spouting warnings. I wasn't able to capture them,
> but one said, "Unable to mount fs, unable to mount hdb".
> The other virtual terminal (F1) was logged on as root, and moments later it got
> hit the same way.
> I'm running Potato 2.something on hdb
Not anymore I'm afraid -- sounds to me like your hd has performed harakiri.
> on dual boot system with win98 on hda. So. I rebooted, and the system can't
> even make it to LILO...I get the dreaded 01 01 01 01...thing.
> The startup floppy made it to a point, and then echoed "Kernel panic: unable to
> mount root file system".
> Other conditions: it was 100 degrees in the shade yesterday, and we do not have
> air conditioning. Could that be a factor?
Very possible; in that heat I would take drastic measures as well.
> I'm interested in any advice re. etiology and solutions. Have not tried
> reinstalling yet.
I believe you will find that your hd has 'gone fishing', if you catch my drift.