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My default boot option in GrUB was pointing to a kernel I didn't wan't to use. So I changed all the symlinks in /boot to point to their 2.6.24.2-4mde equivalents ...
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    VFS error causes kernel panic


    My default boot option in GrUB was pointing to a kernel I didn't wan't to use.
    So I changed all the symlinks in /boot to point to their 2.6.24.2-4mde equivalents (vmlinuz, System.map, initrd,... etc).
    The only symlinks I left alone were vmlinuz-desktop and vmlinuz-laptop.
    Do those links have to be pointing at the same one or something because after I reset the computer I got this VFS error.
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    VFS: Cannon open root device "sda6" or unknown-block(0,0)
    I have a Mandriva 08 Live CD that I've been using to mount the partitions manually, so I know that it is readable and I also have a Mandriva 2007 Powerpack DVD.
    I don't know what other information I should be giving than this so I'd appreciate pointers, thanks!
    I'll try changing those last two links as soon as I have time

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    I think you would be better as you were before ... just add a new entry in grub menu file /boot/grub/menu.lst to boot the other kernel.

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    Thanks, that did it.

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