Boot problem after installing Ubuntu 11.04 - "Kernel panic - not syncing VFS"...
So I upgraded to Ubuntu Desktop v12.04. After doing so, I'm unable to boot the machine.
The complete error message is:
Somehow, I think GRUB isn't getting found/loaded.
I'm able to load the install CD and run a terminal as root. All of my files are in /home and it looks like the root partition is ok.
The fstab file looks like:
Model: ATA HTS…(scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0GG
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition table: msdos
> parted rm 2
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
That error means it found the kernel but not the root filesystem.
Looking at fstab, this is wrong
UUID… / ext3 realtime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
You need the UUID, or, simpler, put in sda1 for that one instead of UUID...
You can find UUIDs in /dev/disk/by-uuid or suchlike place. Do similarly fo0r swap.
business_kid - thanks for the reply. Actually, I intentionally shortened the UUID for the post. In reality the fstab file contains the full UUIDs in each case.
OK - uuid is not the problem.
Here's my line from /boot/grub/menu.lst
business_kid - thanks so much for your help! That did it! For some reason my menu.lst file had the root parameter set to root=UUID=7395...
After setting root=/dev/sda1 everything boots swimmingly.
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