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mplatt 06-25-2010 07:51 AM

Tried to install bcmwl-kernel-source and now getting kernel panic
 
Hello all and thanks in advance for the help. I am running an Hp Pavillion dv6000 with the Broadcom card that never seems to work for Linux. I recently talked with my friend who said he found a way to get it work. So following his instructions I opened Synaptic and checked the package bmcwl-kernel-source to be installed. I went through the process of it all and it said it had install successfully. I restarted the computer and when I tried to enter my operating system I got this error "Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block(8,1)"
I have previous versions of Linux on my computer so I can still get in to those if need be but I don't know how to undo what I did or why it isn't working for that matter. Does anyone have any ideas as to why I am getting this error and how I can fix it? Thanks so much again.

brian2009 06-29-2010 09:36 PM

What distribution are you using?

mplatt 06-30-2010 08:25 AM

I'm running Ubuntu


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