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Old 04-12-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
LinuxUser12345
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Why can't I boot correctly?


Hi, I installed Slackware 14.1 to an external drive and now whenever I try to boot I get a "Kernel Panic" error. The error message goes on to tell me "Unable to sync VFS, unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0, 0)". At first I thought there might be a problem booting to correct drive, so I manually specified the correct one in the LILO prompt and I still got the error. Is there anything I can do...? All suggestions are welcome, thanks
 
Old 04-12-2014, 09:50 PM   #2
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See this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-block-361735/

It could be that your LiLo may still be pointed towards the wrong boot partition. Could you post the relevant lines from your LiLo configuration, being sure to surround them with "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button to the right of the "Post Quick Reply" button at the bottom of the reply window?

A web search for "vfs error slackware" turned up a number of other links that pointed to similar causes for the problem. Note that some of the links may refer to "hda#" or "hdb#" (the term of IDE drives) for partitions. The use of "hdX" has been deprecated. "sdX" is the common usage now.

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Old 04-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #3
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Wink Try this method

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Hi, I installed Slackware 14.1 to an external drive and now whenever I try to boot I get a "Kernel Panic" error. The error message goes on to tell me "Unable to sync VFS, unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0, 0)". At first I thought there might be a problem booting to correct drive, so I manually specified the correct one in the LILO prompt and I still got the error. Is there anything I can do...? All suggestions are welcome, thanks
I hope that this method could help you if you are booting from a floppy you should change your Bios or Cmos to have your machine boot from A to C this solved my problem with Slackware-3.0 Bon Chance
 
Old 04-28-2014, 11:41 AM   #4
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If you are booting with floppy disk you should change your Bios to boot options to
A: to C: I had this problem with booting slackware-3.0
 
  


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