I have a dual-boot system with 2 IDE HDDs. The primary drive contained a Windows XP OS and GRUB for the 2nd drive which contains RedHat Linux 8.
Problem: The primary drive failed. I replaced the drive and reinstalled XP on it.... XP works fine. I then installed Paragon Boot Mgr and set it up to give a choice for XP or Linux booting. When Linux is chosen, it goes through the boot process until it hits a Kernel panic and the system halts.
Here are the last few lines:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-72, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 48:05
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 48:05
I'm at a loss as to where to go from here. I know the Windows OS's like the back of my hand, but when it comes to Linux, I can install it and use it, but not troubleshoot it. The only thing that comes to mind is that the GRUB on the defective drive had a reference for "root=" that it passes to the boot process, and my Paragon Boot Mgr doesn't include this???
Any help would be greatly appreciated. This system is not mine, and I know the owner had a lot of data on the Linux drive... they've already had a total loss on the XP one