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Hi I am new on linux and having proble. I have successfuly got kernal 2.4.20-8 to run. But now I try whith 2.4.25 and then I get a problem when ...
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    Kernal panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 00:00


    Hi I am new on linux and having proble.

    I have successfuly got kernal 2.4.20-8 to run. But now I try whith 2.4.25 and then I get a problem when I try to boot with that kernal

    in my grub.conf:

    default=0
    timeout=10
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-
    root (hd0,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.20-8 ro root=LABEL=/
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.25)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.25 ro root=LABEL=/
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

    I get this when trying to boot with 2.4.25

    ds:no socket drivers loaded!
    VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or 00:00
    Pleas append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernal panic: VFS :Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

    I have try exchange LABEL=/ to

    /dev/hda
    /dev/sda
    /dev/sda2

    and some others that i don't remeber any more

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    Re: Kernal panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

    Quote Originally Posted by goranj
    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.25)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.25 ro root=LABEL=/
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img

    I get this when trying to boot with 2.4.25

    ds:no socket drivers loaded!
    VFS: Cannot open root device "LABEL=/" or 00:00
    Pleas append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernal panic: VFS :Unable to mount root fs on 00:00
    Try change "LABEL=/" to "/dev/hda0" (note the trailing zero) or what ever the device name/path is to the drive/parition where you're kernel( /boot ) lies.
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    yes, I had the same problem with my linux...just change
    root=LABEL=/
    to
    root=/dev/hda*
    wherever your root partition is.
    Fixing Unix is better than working with Windows.
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    How do I get the name for the drive/partion when running Linux in VMwere ie I am running linux on a virtuall disk created by the program VMwere

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    Problem solved.

    using /dev/sda2

    and compile with SCSI buslogic

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    Kernal panic: VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 08:30

    Hi I have installed fresh Fedora on Intel Server board 875wp1-E . With Promising RAID 0 Mirror Volume . With the BIOS Version 1.00.0140.03
    Kernal: Fedora core 2.4.22-1.2115.npt.After choosing this this error occured.

    Pleas append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernal panic: VFS :Unable to mount root fs on 00:00

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    I just meet the same issue!

    My system is a Multi OS,redhat3 +SuSE8SP3
    after I install the redhat,the suse can not be booted.
    Also I am sure the root partion is correct,but the KERNEL PINC was occured .

    root (hd0,5)
    kernel (hd0,5)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=788
    initrd (hd0,5)/boot/initrd


    what`s the reason?

    Have you solved this issue?

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    title Red Hat Linux (2.4.25)
    root (hd0,0)
    kernal /vmlinuz-2.4.25 ro root=LABEL=/
    initrd /initrd-2.4.20-8.img
    You're trying to use an initrd made for 2.4.20-8 with kernel 2.4.25??
    This most likely looks a problem to me.
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    How do I get the name for the drive/partition where I'm running Linux?

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    i have a similar problem
    every time i try and run ipod linux on my mini i get
    unable to mount root fs etc.

    it says above that i gotta change "LABEL=/" to "/dev/hda0"

    what does that mean?
    how do i do that?
    someone please help


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