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- Sep 2008
Kernel Panic - not syncing VFS in RHEL6.3
My server is running RHEL6.3, and after shutting down, I am unable to boot up the server. I did not perform any upgrades or changes to the server prior to the shut down, and this is a new server without much usage.
I got this error after the grub screen.
i8042.c: Can't read CTR while initializing i8042. RAMDISK: incomplete write (32543 != 32768) write error Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.32-279.el6.x86_64 #1 Call Trace: panic mount_block_root trace_kmalloc mount_root prepare_namespace kernel_init child_rip kernel_rip child_rip
What is wrong and what else can I try? If nothing works, I'm going to reinstall the OS.
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Boot into rescue mode, and run fsck on your / (root) file system. On my RHEL 6 system, that is /dev/sda3. The error indicates that something happened to the root file system. This is rare, unless you shut down the system in an unclean manner (forced power-off for example).Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!