Kernel Panic

Kernel Panic

Post by Bob » Mon, 02 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Well, I got through the installation (Mandrake 6.0).  Now a new problem
arises: linux won't
load.  I start the load from the boot floppy.  After a few seconds, you see
the on-screen commands/checks.  Here are the lines preceding the freeze-up:

(after partition check)      autodetecting RAID arrays
                                        auto run...
                                        ...auto run DONE
                                        Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount
root fs on 16:43

After this line, the screen locks, and I cannot load.  I have to
ctrl-alt-del to reboot.  I have tried reinstalling, and upgrading, even
tried RedHat, but the result is always the same - Kernel panic: VFS: unable
to mount root fs on 16:43.  Any ideas on what I should do about this?
Thank you,
        -Bob

 
 
 

Kernel Panic

Post by Christian Arl » Tue, 03 Aug 1999 04:00:00



> Well, I got through the installation (Mandrake 6.0).  Now a new problem
> arises: linux won't
> load.  I start the load from the boot floppy.  After a few seconds, you see
> the on-screen commands/checks.  Here are the lines preceding the freeze-up:

> (after partition check)      autodetecting RAID arrays
>                                         auto run...
>                                         ...auto run DONE
>                                         Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount
> root fs on 16:43

> After this line, the screen locks, and I cannot load.  I have to
> ctrl-alt-del to reboot.  I have tried reinstalling, and upgrading, even
> tried RedHat, but the result is always the same - Kernel panic: VFS: unable
> to mount root fs on 16:43.  Any ideas on what I should do about this?
> Thank you,
>         -Bob

-- try to make a new kernel, the partitions are obvioulsy detected right,

but some compnents in the kernel parameters seem to be bad. Therefor look

in the kernel option and make a new kernel.

Christian

 
 
 

Kernel Panic

Post by Richard R Ure » Wed, 04 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:>                                        Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount
>root fs on 16:43

This is slightly unusual.   You appear to be trying to mount
device 16 (listed as "GoldStar CD-ROM") as your root device.

Apart from the fact that you probably don't intend to have
the CD-ROM drive as a root device;  if there's no CD-ROM
when you boot you'll get that kernel panic.

Are you sure you want to use the CD-ROM as the root
device?   (It's possible; when you just want to try
out Linux, but it's basically for testing purposes
only).

Normally you'd designate a hard disk as the root device.

 
 
 

1. panic not rebooting even though /proc/sys/kernel/panic=1?

Anyone know why a kernel panic would not cause a reboot even though /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to "1"?

This morning I had the following message on the console of a 2.2.14 box that had been sitting idle overnight:


When I pressed ENTER, I found that bash was still responding, though when I tried to run "top" everything froze until I pulled the plug on the box:


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2) Or maybe why something like this would even happen?

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