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Kernel Panic

Hey guys,


After updating to 2.6.16-2-amd64-k8-smp on my Sun X4100 I rebooted and got the following error:


VFS: Cannot open root device md0 or unknown-block(0,0)

Please append a correct “root=” boot option

Kernel Panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)


And this is where it will stop during the boot process.  I am running a RAID1 on this machine.  When the screen comes up to choose which kernel I want to boot, I press “e” to edit the grub/menu.list, but all looks well.  Here is what I have:


root            (hd0,0)

kernel          /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-2-amd64-k8-smp root=/dev/md0 ro

initrd          /boot/initrd.img-2.6.16-2-amd64-k8-smp



I’m stumped, what options do I have?


Thanks in advance,




Morgan Walker

Systems Administrator/Engineer

M·CAM, Inc.

210 Ridge-McIntire Rd., Suite 300

Charlottesville, VA 22903

434-979-7240 x311


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