[SOLVED] kernel panic-not syncing VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)
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kernel panic-not syncing VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)
I realise that this question has been asked before, i think i did a simple thing wrong which has given me the error message.
I had just finished a LFS 6.4 installation (a success!), and had booted into it just fine, and verified my Slackware installation was still ok, which it was. I went to alter my grub menu, just to switch the default number and add a different vga resolution to the kernel lines.
By mistake, i opened /etc/grub/menu.lst (which actually created the file) I realised this was an empty file, so i then opened /boot/grub/menu.lst, did my changes and then rebooted. It was immediately after this that i am stuck. Cannot boot slackware (gives the error message) and get a blank screen trying to boot LFS.
Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x5e0aec4d
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sda1 * 1 1245 10000431 83 Linux
/dev/sda2 9606 9729 996030 82 Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3 1246 5689 35696430 83 Linux
/dev/sda4 5690 9605 31455270 83 Linux
Partition table entries are not in disk order
LFS is on /dev/sda4
Slackware is on /dev/sda1 with its home partition on /dev/sda3
Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: unable to mount root FS on unknown-block (0,3)
I've got a similar problem with ubuntu 9
but the only thing i did was update some files using the update manager
i was trying to make the wireless network works too and i've activated a driver
then when i was closing the applications to restart the system it crashed.
the screen got black and i couldn't move the pointer
when i restart the pc i got that error message =/
does anybody knows what happened and what i have to do to fix it?
any help will be much appreciated