linux- doesn't boot

linux fan linuxscratch at
Sun Nov 29 21:23:30 PST 2009

On 11/29/09, linux fan wrote:

> The "VFS can't find ..." suggests that the boot loader (grub/lilo)
> done its job and the kernel was loading until it choked on the
> filesystem fstab told it,

If the message is exactly:
Kernel panic -not syncing VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Then it is the root= parameter on the linux/kernel line that is wrong
-- while the kernel is loading, it gets to the point where it wants to
use that parameter, but it is bogus so there is nothing else to do but

I just tried it accidentally and it gave that message.

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