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Old 04-14-2005, 05:39 AM   #1
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system is getting hanged during booting process


hello all,
my slackware 10.0 system is getting hanged during booting.
........
its showing the following error message
...........................
kmod : failed to exec/sbin/moprobe -s -k block-major -3, errno=2
VFS : cannot open root device "306" or 03:06
please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic : VFS : unable to mount root fs on 03:06.
...........................

i tried the "linux rescue" mode..........but there too its giving the same problem
..
any sort of help will be appreciated
regards
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:09 AM   #2
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hi there,

are you using lilo? can you post your conf file?
the output of
Code:
cat /etc/fstab
can be usefull as well.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:27 AM   #3
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ya i'm using lilo........
follwing is the content of lilo.conf
........
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
message = /boot/boot_message.txt
prompt
timeout = 1200
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
reset
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
vga = 771
# Normal VGA console
# vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# End LILO global section
# Windows bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows
table = /dev/hda
# Windows bootable partition config ends
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda9
label = Linux
read-only
# Linux bootable partition config ends
...........................

n following is the content of fstab
.....
/dev/hda9 / reiserfs defaults 1 1
/dev/hda1 /mnt/WIN_C vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/hda5 /mnt/WIN_D vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/hda6 /mnt/WIN_E vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/hda7 /mnt/WIN_F vfat defaults 1 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom iso9660 noauto,owner,ro 0 0
/dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,owner 0 0
devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0
proc /proc proc defaults 0 0
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:43 AM   #4
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hi there,

sorry, but i need to make some stupid questions:

1. this happens after a kernel recompile. means that the same configuration was running ok before. is this correct?
2. did you update lilo? i mean, running lilo again..
3. the file /boot/vmlinuz exists?
4. did you change something "important" in your new kernel? considering filesystems, some boot tricks, etc..

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 04-14-2005, 06:55 AM   #5
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everything was working perfectly until i gave my motheboard to vendor.................actually my system was even not clearing the post process ( i did some experiments in my system.)
.........
now after bringing my system from vendor i'm facing the above quoted problem.

so the answers of your questions is that i did nothing in my system settings.
i didn't recompiled my kernel ( i don't know how to compile the kernel)
and ya /boot/vmlinuz is there
moreover i did nothing with lilo too
.........
regards
 
Old 04-14-2005, 07:08 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by ruudra
everything was working perfectly until i gave my motheboard to vendor.................actually my system was even not clearing the post process ( i did some experiments in my system.)
now after bringing my system from vendor i'm facing the above quoted problem.
hi there,

this is essential information. you should have posted.
ok, can you boot into your windows?
is it possible that the vendor changed your partitions completely?
did you check your hd with fdisk? can you see if the partition information is still there?

regards

slackie1000
 
  


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