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Old 01-17-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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kernel panic : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on 03:03 (Slackware Distro)


can anyone pls help me on how to fix this during init system startup showing this problem upon booting?..how can i recover my configurations without having to format it.. im using slackware 9.1

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reiserfs : checking transaction log (device ide0(3,3))...
for (ide0(3,3))
is_tree_node:node level 4098 does not match to the expected one 2
ide0(3,3):vs-5150:search_by_key:invalid format
found in block 31642. Fsck?
ide0(3,3):vs-13070:reiserfs_read_inode2:i/o failure occured trying to find stat data of [1 2 0x0 SD] ide0(3,3):Using rs hsah to sortnames
VFS: cannot open root device "303" or 03:03
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:03
 
Old 01-18-2005, 02:38 AM   #2
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have u made some changes recently to ur hardware
like swapped ur harddrives???

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Old 01-18-2005, 03:59 AM   #3
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tenks for the reply.

nope. i haven't swapped the harddrives. i think it was improperly shutdowned a couple of times before it showed kernel panic..
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:08 AM   #4
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if it was that way then may u should start the rescue mode and
run fsck on ur harddrive and post the contents of ur lilo.conf/grub.conf

and the O/P of

fdisk - l /dev/hda

if ur hard drive is primary master

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Old 01-18-2005, 08:54 PM   #5
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i haven't tried it in rescue mode yet. how do you enter rescue mode in linux??..

thanks.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:03 PM   #6
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oh!? i forgot to tell you that i have another linux partition which is ok.. can i use that other partition to recover the other partition which showed kernel panic?.. what are the commands..
in my harddrive, i placed 3 partitions. 2 for linux and 1 for windows.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:21 AM   #7
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do u ahve 2 linux OS installed

the u can load that linux and mount this partition and recover ur data

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Old 01-19-2005, 06:18 PM   #8
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i tried to mount the partition, but it can't be mounted. the partition which has kernel panic is not listed in the mounting points.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:24 PM   #9
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post the O/P of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

hda===primary master
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:55 PM   #10
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ok.. il just try. but my friend told me that there is also a way in entering in linux single mode to fix it..
do you have any info on how to enter in single mode?

Last edited by tolits; 01-19-2005 at 11:53 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:54 PM   #11
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Disk /dev/hda3: 10.0 GB, 10001940480 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1216 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Disk /dev/hda3 doesn't contain a valid partition table
 
Old 01-20-2005, 07:29 AM   #12
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u need to do

fdisk -l /dev/hda

and u can enter into single user mode also
by editing ur /etc/inittab to run at level '1' for that u need accesss to linux partition

alternatively u can do that from ur botloader also at boot time

which bootloader are u using(grub or lilo)


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Old 01-20-2005, 06:57 PM   #13
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lilo..
 
Old 01-20-2005, 10:52 PM   #14
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have a look here

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ng-single.html

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