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Old 11-27-2002, 08:28 AM   #1
lusko
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kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs


Hello all,

Been searching a solution the entire day without success and have tried everything without risking to much my data and still cannot mount /

Some info.. been using my slackware laptop without any booting problems for about a month since yesterday when i mounted a vfat floppy disk to copy a file into linux. When i rebooted next day i had a whole bunch of errors..

I'm using a laptop with Slackware 8.1, have three partitions:
hda1 for /
hda5 for swap
hda6 for backup

The errors are:

*When booting normally..

FAT: bogus logical sector size 2109
FAT: bogus logical sector size 2109
read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 03:01, block 64, size 1024)
read_super_block: can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 03:01, block 8, size 1024)
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01

*When i boot using the slacware (somehow worked doing 'bare.i root=/dev/hda2 noinitr" when i have no hda2..) i'm able to mount hda6 (my backup partition) but cannot mount hda1 (my / partition)

ie when..
mkdir /mnt/hd1
mount -t ext2 /dev/hda1 /mnt/hd1
.. i get .. wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/hda1, or too many mounted file systems

Can all this be caused by simply mounting a vfat floopy?? What is with reiserfs, my / is ext2.. how can i fix this??
I'm sure for some of you this is very easy to solve..

Thanks in advance!
 
Old 11-27-2002, 09:33 AM   #2
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If you have no ReiserFS partitions then why is the kernel loading Reiser?
Did you tinker with /etc/fstab? Check that everything is fine there.
i have no idea what else could be the problem, but mounting the floppy should not have caused any problems, are you 100% sure you didnt do anything else, like install new packages or modify, delete or move any config file?
-NSKL
 
Old 11-27-2002, 09:48 AM   #3
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i dunno.. i was simply copying some firmware for my adsl modem using a vfat floopy and then next day reboot and got this mess..
i wish i could mess up with /etc/fstab but cannot even mount my root partition using the slackware CD..
my partition must be corrupted, is there a safe way to repair it?
thanks
 
Old 11-28-2002, 04:29 AM   #4
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problem solved, just loaded the slackware cd and run fsck on the corrupted partition.
 
Old 11-28-2002, 03:04 PM   #5
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Damn, dont you just love Slack....
 
  


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