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Old 11-10-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
dawuad
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Kernel Panic after upgrade from RHES3 to RHES4


On boot up we get the following error. This happened after the upgrade from Redhat ES version 3 to version 4

Redhat nash version 4.2.1.6 starting
Mounted /proc filesystem
Mounting sysfs
Creating /dev
Starting udev
Loading scsi_mod.ko module
SCSI subsystem initialized
Loading sd_mod.do module
Loading jbd.do module
Loading ext3.do module
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error 6 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
Switching to new root
switchroot: mount failed: 22
umount /initrd/dev failed:2
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

What is wrong? What do I do to fix the problem?

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 04:19 AM   #2
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This looks like the kernel is unable to mount your root filesystem, check grub's configuration file /boot/grub/grub.conf.
Look at the kernel line and check that root= matches the partition that contains your root filesystem, another problem may be that you have an incorrectly specified filesystem label.
If you have on the kernel line something that looks like root=LABEL=/ you are using filesystem labels, check that this label matchs the output from e2label for the partition containing your root fs.
 
  


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