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Old 04-11-2006, 11:13 PM   #1
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Unable to mount etx3 on laptop : kernel panic

I have a laptop which doesn’t have a brandname. It is a ‘china make’ and I think is assembled laptop. This laptop uses a promise SATA card, to which a harddisk is connected. So, during booting it requires a promise SATA card driver, otherwise Harddisk is not detected properly. I faced this problem with Windows and Linux installation. I could install linux in 3rd attempt. Anyways now the problem is that when i recompiled kernel on the same machine it gives the following kernel panic message:


Booting ‘Fedora Core 4 (’

Root (hd0,4)

Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

Kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/1 rootfstype=ext3 enforcing=0 rhgb quiet

[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1e00, size=0x19f457]

Initrd /boot/initrd-

[Linux-initrd @ 0x1fd67000, 0x128da7 bytes ]

Uncompressing Linux . . . Ok, booting kernel.

PCI: Failed to allocate mem resource #6:20000@d0000000 for 0000:01:00.0

Red Hat nash version 4.2.15 starting

Mkrootdev: label / not found

Mount: error 2 mounting ext3

ERROR opening /dev/console!!!!: 2

Error dup2’ing fd of 0 to 0

Error dup2’ing fd of 0 to 1

Error dup2’ing fd of 0 to 2

Switchroot: mount failed: 22

Kernel Panic – not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

**************************************************************************************************** **************************

My grub.conf looks this way:






title Fedora Core (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp)

root (hd0,4)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4smp.img

title Fedora Core-up (2.6.11-1.1369_FC4)

root (hd0,4)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet

initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.11-1.1369_FC4.img

title Fedora Core 4 (

root (hd0,4)

kernel /boot/vmlinuz- ro root=/dev/sda5 rhgb quiet

initrd /boot/initrd-

title Other

rootnoverify (hd0,0)

chainloader +1


My fdisk -l looks like this:

Disk /dev/sda: 60.0 GB, 60011642880 bytes

255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 7296 cylinders

Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System

/dev/sda1 * 1 3824 30716248+ c W95 FAT32 (LBA)

/dev/sda2 3825 7295 27880807+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)

/dev/sda5 3825 7167 26852616 83 Linux

/dev/sda6 7168 7294 1020096 82 Linux swap / Solaris

And the fstab entry looks like this :

# This file is edited by fstab-sync - see 'man fstab-sync' for details

LABEL=/ / ext3 defaults 1 1

/dev/devpts /dev/pts devpts gid=5,mode=620 0 0

/dev/shm /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0

/dev/proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

/dev/sys /sys sysfs defaults 0 0

LABEL=SWAP-sda6 swap swap defaults 0 0

/dev/hdb /media/cdrecorder auto pamconsole,exec,noauto,managed 0 0

**************************************************************************************************** ************************

What could be the reason for this??
Old 04-12-2006, 02:35 AM   #2
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Please do not post the same question twice

Old 04-12-2006, 04:19 AM   #3
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Do you have ext3 support compiled into the kernel and not as module?
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Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.

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