Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root....
Hello, I have a kernel panic. I'm a noob and i just spent the last 2 nights trying to get the internet up and running. i finally did. then i thought might as well update ubuntu. I did. now i have a kernel panic.
basically installed 146updates and i have no idea what is causing the problem. i noticed that others with kernel panic seemed to know what they did just before the boot up failed.
can someone help me!!
booted up kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)
booted up from live cd and reinstalled grub
results root (hd1,1)
booted and same result.
recovery mode doesn't work either.
last few lines went like this
ACPI: (supports S0 S1 S4 S5)
drivers/rtc/hctosys.c: unable to open rtc device (rtc0)
VFS: Cannot open root device "sdb2" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
my guess is that there is something to do with an entry on the kernel which used to be sdb? and has changed. I cannot remember how the HD was partitioned total of 4 (vista, ubuntu root, swap and cannot remmeber what the last one was for). is there any prog i can use to look at that? I have a bootable copy of systemrescuecd which a friend suggested i have.