[linux-lvm] Can not boot: unable to mount root fs:

Herbert Poetzl herbert at 13thfloor.at
Tue Sep 2 17:43:01 UTC 2003

On Tue, Sep 02, 2003 at 10:10:22AM -0700, Samuel A. Rogers wrote:
> So far I can not compile and boot any kernel from 2.4.19 - 2.4.21. I get 
> the below error message:
> VFS: cannot open device 3a:00
> kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs 3a:00

send some more information, like a complete
bootup log, your boot loader and your kernel
configuration ...


> I took this from an archive message and it should be very close to the 
> message I get except for the device number. I think mine says 1a:00 as I am 
> only using ide and not scsi. The system locks up and I have to manually 
> press the reset button to reboot.
> I have checked the archives but could not find a solution.
> Also the kernels I get from Redhat can boot just fine, but they have turned 
> off my sound card so I need to regen the kernel. I have tried to get ahold 
> of Redhat by phone, e-mail and newsgroup but no reply.
> Regards,
> 	Sam Rogers.
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