boot problem (kernel panic)

boot problem (kernel panic)

Post by atsoren.. » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00



I tried to update my RH 6.0 system to 6.2.  After running the
installation program (the "upgrade" option), LILO tries to load linux,
and everything freezes with the following error message(s):

kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:0b
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:0b

I get the same problem if I try to boot using the boot disk created by
the installation program.

Everything was fine before I tried the upgrade.  Also, I can boot up in
Windows NT just fine using the DOS option in LILO.

The BIOS recognizes my SCSI drives just fine.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance...

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        My configuration is:
                        486 dx2-66 amd
                        8 megs ram
                        quantum 1.7 sirocco
                        quantum 270 megs
                        cd-rom panasonic + sb16
                        supraexpress 28.8
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                /dev/hda1  ms-dos...
                /dev/hda2  linux swap
                /dev/hda3  linux native
        The error on screen is:
                hda: bad access: block=0, count=1
                end_request: I/O error, dev0303, sector 0
                HPFS: map_sector: read_error
                Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:03

Thanks in advance.

Mathieu CHiasson

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