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Old 11-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Question Problem loading kernel at boot (SuSE 9.0)


Hello everybody

Iím writing this post because I need your help.
I have no so much experience with Linux OS and today I tried to install a new SW from USB drive.
As result I had a fail during kernel boot.
As follow an extract of the fail:

Loading kernel /fs/ext3/ext3.o
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k ide-cd, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or 03:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Try booting with pci=noacpi, acpi=ht, or acpi=off on the command line.
If one helps, please report the following lines:
DMI: BIOS: Phoenix Technologies Ltd. // SIEMENS AG, V4.06 // V11.01.08, 08/26/2008
DMI: System: SIEMENS AG, SIMATIC Rack PC 847B, 6ES7643-8KC44-5BC4
DMI: Board: SIEMENS AG, A5E02122416, ES010
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01

Can someone help me to fix this problem?
Thank you so much in advance
Simone
 
Old 11-15-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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The kernel is trying in vain to find the root file system on device "hda1". I can't say I blame it, as the "hdx" device nodes are only used by some really ancient and deprecated IDE drivers. Was the software you installed by any chance a kernel upgrade?

Try specifying root=/dev/sda1 as a kernel parameter. You should be able to enter it at the boot loader prompt, before the kernel loads.

If it works, you'll need to reconfigure the boot loader. I'm afraid I can't be more specific, as I don't know which boot loader or Linux distribution you're using.
 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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What flavor of Linux (distro/version) are you trying to boot to/install and what make/model of computer are you trying to use it with?
 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Ser Olmy View Post
The kernel is trying in vain to find the root file system on device "hda1". I can't say I blame it, as the "hdx" device nodes are only used by some really ancient and deprecated IDE drivers. Was the software you installed by any chance a kernel upgrade?

Try specifying root=/dev/sda1 as a kernel parameter. You should be able to enter it at the boot loader prompt, before the kernel loads.

If it works, you'll need to reconfigure the boot loader. I'm afraid I can't be more specific, as I don't know which boot loader or Linux distribution you're using.
Thanks so much for help me Ser Olmy but I tried and it doesn't work.
I'm using a Linux SUSE 9.0 version.....could it be useful for you?

Thanks again
Simone
 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:13 PM   #5
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What flavor of Linux (distro/version) are you trying to boot to/install and what make/model of computer are you trying to use it with?
Hi frankbell,

sorry you are right I forgot it.
I have a Linux SUSE 9.0 professional.
Since I need to do a copy of my HD, I tried to instal a boot USB with Acronis SW in it.
From CD I checked it worked fine and I tried from USB.......bad idea!

Thank you

Simone
 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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SUSE 9 is rather OLD

but there are two different versions of SUSE
there is the NOT FREE SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop/ or Server ( SELD & SELS )

and the FREE
OpenSUSE


OpenSUSE is currently ONLY supporting 12.1 and 12.2

SELS/Novell ,i do believe is only supporting SELS 10 and 11 ( and i am not sure about 10 )
SELS is a long life distro

so it is just old, or very old depending on just WHAT version of "SUSE" it is .


What is it you installed or "tried" ( and failed with problems ) to install .
 
Old 11-15-2012, 09:22 PM   #7
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SUSE 9 is rather OLD

but there are two different versions of SUSE
there is the NOT FREE SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop/ or Server ( SELD & SELS )

and the FREE
OpenSUSE


OpenSUSE is currently ONLY supporting 12.1 and 12.2

SELS/Novell ,i do believe is only supporting SELS 10 and 11 ( and i am not sure about 10 )
SELS is a long life distro

so it is just old, or very old depending on just WHAT version of "SUSE" it is .


What is it you installed or "tried" ( and failed with problems ) to install .
I thought if I can use a boot CD maybe I could fix the kdump.
But unfortunatly I haven't and as you said this is a very old version and I can't instal a new one, I shuold try to fix it.

Thanks
Simone
 
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