I've searched this forum for Kernel panics but mine seems to be a little unique.
One day when I tried to boot Fedora 8 on my machine, I get the following message from the boot screen.
Uncompressing Linux...Ok, booting the kernel
Red Hat nash versio 6.09 starting
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
setuproot; moving /dev failed: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc: No such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: No such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init
The messages preceding the "kernel panic" message is unique from the other kernel Panic messages that I have read....my machine is not even mounting root!
I tried reinstalling Fedora 8 onto this hard drive, but after going through the Install GUI, I get a pop up that says:
An error occurred trying to format sda1. This problem is serious, and the install cannot continue.
Press <Enter> to exit the installer.
I have a second hard drive that has XP is installed on the machine. With the same IDE cable, I plugged the second hard drive in and XP booted up from the second drive with no problem, which tells me the problem is not my motherboard.
This hard drive is not that old...I thing I have had it only a couple of years.
Can anyone give me any troubleshooting advice?