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I tried to do an update in my sabayon system and the next time I tried to login I received the following messages:
VFS could not find a valid V7 on ram0
Kernel Panic not syncing VFS unable to mount root on unknown block
I can't even log in to recovery mode, I am very worried, I have potentially lost 2 years worth of a PhD...
Sorry, I can't help with your kernel problem, but I would recommend to boot up from a live-CD and copy your data to an external medium.
If you have valuable data, you should always have at least one backup copy, better more at different physical locations, in case of a fire breaking out in your house.
Not having backups is grossly negligent, in case of a harddisk failure or a controller running amok (not to mention the inevitable software failures) you will loose your work.
I wonder if Ubuntu loads LVM by default. Did you choose LVM, or does Sabayon default it ? - I looked at it (Sabayon) several years ago merely to compare it to the base gentoo, but don't recall it being a LVM system.
A Sabayon liveCD would be a better rescue system as it likely loads LVM (if that is the default) automagically. You can manage it from Ubuntu, but you'll have to mount the lv's manually.
No too sure what LVM is (Linux virtual machine)? I am not too sure about defaulting to anything but what I did do is download a program which made it possible to view my linux partition from my windows partition and I could see the same files as I can from ubuntu.
I will try the Sabayon live cd to see if I can't get that working although previous versions didn't install on my current computer.
Not too sure how applicable this is here. If I need something to be able to run the program on and I can't get linux looting and I also have limited visibility in windows 7, how can I use it. I went to the download site and it linked mt to something called wget. What is going on?
It is very very annoying with sites like these they're always impenetrable to those of use who don't already know how to use the software in question.
SystemRescueCD is a live-CD, you can download it simply with clicking on the download link on the left side of the page and then choosing the Sourceforge-download. Burn it to a CD as you would with any other live-CD and then start from it and use the documentation to find and rescue your data.
If that is not applicable for you or too dificult for your knowledge-level I would recommend to bring your disk to a professional that can help you with rescuing your data.