So I upgraded to Ubuntu Desktop v12.04. After doing so, I'm unable to boot the machine.
The complete error message is:
"Kernel panic - not syncing VFS; Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)"
followed by some address and register data, I assume...
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:
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
UUID… / ext3 realtime,errors=remount-ro 0 1
UUID… none swap sw 0 0
If I run> parted -l:
Model: ATA HTS…(scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 40.0GG
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition table: msdos
Number Start End Size Type File System Flags
1 32.5kB 38.5GB 38.5GB primary ext3 boot
2 38.5GB 40.0GB 1546GB extended
5 38.5GB 40.0GB 1546GB logical linux-swap(v1)
Warning: Unable to open /dev/sr0 read-write (Read-only file system). /dev/sr0 has been opened read-only. Error: Can't have a partition outside the disk!
If I run> parted check 2
> parted rm 2
Error: could not stat device check - No such file or directory
It seems that somehow the partitions 2 & 5 are beyond the size of the hard drive (40.0GB), but I don't know how to fix that.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!