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Old 03-26-2006, 09:21 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Kernel panic : VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06

Hello Exparts,
I am new in Linux,I need yours help.Let me explain the problem.I am useing one of Linux OS what is installed in IDE Hard Disk.Now I want to use that by SCSI Hard Disk I make copy by one of software what can make copy with boot file.After make copy I tryed to boot but after some time that show in monitor as
" Kernel panic : VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06 "

Then hung the computer.I was make copy that IDE Hard Disk to other one IDE Hard Disk & this one work well.But do not work SCSI Hard Disk.

Please help me to work the SCSI Hard Disk.

Thanks all
Old 03-26-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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In Linux, devices are represented by files in the /dev directory, and the files used to access IDE drives and SCSI drives are named differently (hdX for IDE, and sdX for SCSI), so the kernel is expecting the root filesystem to be on hda1, for example, while it's really on sda1. You'll have to reinstall the bootloader - if you're new to Linux, see if the install disk you used for your distribution has a repair mode or something like that where it can write the bootloader to disk without having to reinstall everything.


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