My Nightmare weekend with LFS

Gerard Beekmans gerard at
Mon Oct 1 10:29:03 PDT 2001

On Mon, Oct 01, 2001 at 01:27:12PM -0400, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> > [me=0xf8,cs=4,#f=2,fs=1,fl=12,ds=25,de=512,data=57,se=32,ts=0,ls=512,rc=0,fc
> > =4294967295]
> > Transaction block size = 512
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:01
> 03:01 is i believe hda1

Just re-read your message again, the hda disk contains Windows doesn't it?
if so it was trying to mount /dev/hda1 as your root file system, instead of
/dev/hdb2 or something - sounds like a lilo problem where lilo in the mbr wasn't
updated properly.

Gerard Beekmans

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