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suhis 12-14-2003 04:25 PM

kernel panic VFS: couldn't find root on 16:07 (or something like that)
i have little problem.... (or big)

i have windows XP and Suse 8.2 in my computer both are in same hard disk and i installed new hard disk to my computer and fixed some ide cabel positions so now my suse doesn't want to start... it says something like what topic says... how can i fix this problem i dont have suse cd's and i cant change any of linux settings... i hope somebody could help me because i have no idea what to do and im pretty newbie in linux and my english is not too good :)

and btw. i tried to remove new hard disk and some other things but it doesnt help

scottpioso 12-14-2003 05:32 PM


Have you tried restoring the system as it was before?? Do you have your slave/master jumpers set properly and do you have a boot loader selected??

I would start out with those things.

suhis 12-14-2003 05:55 PM

how can i restore my system if i cannot go to linux.. i have grub bootloader(where can i change settings where it boots or something.. ) and when i select linux it starts to load kernel but eventually it says "kernel panic VFS: couldn't find root on 16:07" and halt's there... i cant type anything or do anything. i can go to windows xp (it's on grub's selections) and i think my jumpers are allright because i put new hard disk to secondary master and i didn't change anything on primary hard disk (i think)

scottpioso 12-14-2003 05:59 PM

Well, if I had to guess, I would say that your kernel has become corrupted. I think you're in for a world of hurt here. I think you're better off just doing a fresh install of Linux. Sorry but I don't know anything about compliling kernels. I leave that to the experts. :)

Can you boot XP okay or is that screwed up as well?? If so, then I would just start over and select LILO this time. Some don't like it, but I think i'ts better because LILo resides in your MBR.

suhis 12-14-2003 06:22 PM

my XP works nice.. ..... ill get suse cd's from my friend tomorrow so ill install it again..

scottpioso 12-14-2003 07:15 PM

k, good luck, man

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