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Old 06-30-2009, 07:05 AM   #1
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Kernel panic on Booting to Fedora Core 5 from LILO boot loader.

I have been using LILO boot loader for academic pupose and I have found that Booting to Fedora Core 5 (and higher versions) fails when using LILO. I am able to boot into Fedora from GRUB without any problem.

Following are some of the error messages during booting :

mount : could not find file system '/dev/root'
switchroot : mount failed : No such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to Kill init.

I unpacked the initrd image and edited a line in init file of initrd.

#mount /sysroot Commented this line and added the following line :
mount -o defaults -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /sysroot

Still did not work, got another error.

mount : No filesystem could mount root, tried ext2 iso 9660

Please help
Old 06-30-2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by vmniza View Post
I have been using LILO boot loader for academic pupose and I have found that Booting to Fedora Core 5 (and higher vers
Please help
Try mount -o defaults -t ext2 /dev/sda2 /sysroot


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