[ale] Kernel Panic

John Clover jclover at horizons.net
Mon Aug 16 00:55:52 EDT 1999

My favorite way to trouble shoot this one is to take a slackware boot disk
and when
it comes up with LILO: mount root=/dev/hda1 ro (replacing hda1 with the
actual root filesystem).
this should boot your partition assuming that it's simply a poorly installed
LILO header.

Other solution would be to do a total boot/root floppy bootup and mount the
and edit it that way. once again assuming it's simply a flogged up LILO. the
VFS root
filesystem not found is typiclly caused by LILO pointing to the wrong
partition for the
boot kernel.


> Have you recently edited your lilo.conf file?  it sounds like you may be
> trying to mount the wrong filesystem as the root fs, especially if it says
> something about not being able to find init.  The other case I can think
> of is that your root fs has been corrupted or destroyed.
>  n Sun, 15 Aug 1999, Rjey
> Nomer wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> >
> > I encounter a problem in our server. The server can't boot. The message
> > listed below:
> >
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:09
> >
> > Does anoyone encounter this problem. Is there a way to rescue or to
> > back the server properly operating..
> >
> > Thank you in advance.
> >
> > Rjey Nomer
> >
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