I really need help kernel panic

Spahn, Daniel dspahn at cuh2a.com
Fri Aug 8 11:35:28 PDT 2008

We need more info. Can you supply your grub.conf (or the config for
whatever bootloader you are using?) Also, are you sure your kernel is
correctly configured for the hard drive?
You probably either have a typo in your bootloader config, or you have a
misconfigured kernel.
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Subject: I really need help kernel panic

OK guys I am done but I have on big problem which I really need help on.
My kernel panics on startup sayin 

[     13.472000] VFS: Cannot open root device "sda5 or
[     13.472000] Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are
the available partitions: 
[     13.472000] 0300     4194302 hda driver : ide-cdrom
[     13.472000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root
on unknown-block(0,0)

I do not know what to do I have looked at some similar errors but cannot
really isolate  a problem.

I have a lenovo/ibm t60 it has a scsi hardrive the partitions are as

/dev/sda2/    ext3

/dev/sda1     extended 
/dev/sda5/    ext3 boot partition with lfs
/dev/sda6/    swap

sda 5 and 6 are in extended partition 1

I really do not know if this information is relevant but i noticed that
my boot partitions type is ext3 and it is using vfs I enabled vfs as a
module  for compatibility. I have looked at a couple of forum
conversations. please I really appreciate any solutions or idea on what
to fix this problem. Thank you so much. Peace

Dan C   

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