I am getting: Kernel panic - Not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0) on boot
I installed Arch 0.8 Voodoo. The installation went just fine but when I reboot I get. I already have a working gentoo distro on the machine so I just used the exiting grub boot loader:
# Default is to run Gentoo for now default 0 # Change timeout as needed timeout 15 # #Gentoo title=Gentoo-ati-2.6.19 root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/kernel-ati root=/dev/hda5 vga=791 # #Kernel testing before installing title=Gentoo-New root (hd0,0) kernel /boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda5 # # # Arch (ARK) Linux title=ArchLinux root (hd0,7) kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda8 vga=791 #
A list of file in my /boot on the Arch Installation:
total 8996 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Apr 17 09:31 . drwxr-xr-x 18 root root 4096 Apr 17 03:05 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 738546 Apr 15 05:06 System.map26 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5040 Feb 28 16:19 diag1.img drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jan 22 15:12 grub -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 69832 Apr 17 09:31 kconfig26 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 4935070 Apr 17 09:34 kernel26-fallback.img -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1691730 Apr 17 09:33 kernel26.img -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1713848 Apr 15 05:06 vmlinuz26
When I boot into gentoo and mount the Arch partition, I can get around and everything looks ok. I am not sure but I may had something wrong in the grub.conf file. I tried using hda8 instead of sda8 but that didn't work either.
Last edited by pfadt_mann (2007-04-17 16:37:13)
seems you are missing your initrd...
this should do the job:
# Arch (ARK) Linux
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda8 vga=791
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Worked like a charm
I was looking for the intird file, I didn't realize it was named differently in Arch.
It's up and running now.