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 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05
I've just installed Linux 6.1 on my pc and when Linux boots up, I get the
message that the root fs cannot be mounted. The installation went fine and I
was able to configure the X server successfully. I have windows98 on my
system as well. Here is what my partitions look like:

Mount Pt.            Device         Requested     Actual        Type
                           hda1             3004             3004
WIN95 FAT32
                           hda5             1764             1764
WIN95 FAT32
/boot                   hda6             23                  23
Linux Native
                           hda7             258               258
Linux Swap
/                          hda8             2361             2361
Linux Native
/usr                     hda9              1749             1749
Linux Native

Any suggestions?



 Wed, 22 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05

Hardly. There is no Linux 6.1 yet, we're at Linux 2.2.x (stable) and
2.3.x (development) right now.

That's because there _is_ no root fs at 03:05 (/dev/hda5), if I read
that poorly formatted table correctly - your root partition appears
to be at 03:08 (/dev/hda8).

If you're booting via LILO, try entering 'linux root=/dev/hda8' at
the LILO prompt. If you're using Loadlin, just correct the wrong
'root=' entry in your LINUX.BAT or whatever it's called. Once you've
booted into Linux successfully, correct your /etc/lilo.conf and re-run
'/sbin/lilo'.

Hint: you may want to use a fixed-width font and properly reformat
copied/pasted tables like the one above next time, it greatly improves
readability and is therefore less likely to lead to wrong answers.

HTH,
Thomas
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 Wed, 22 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05
How hard would it be for the kernel folks to make it say 'hda5' instead of
'03:05'?

The new folks have no way of guessing what 03:05 means, so we see these
posts week after week, month after month, year after year.  When magazine
columninsts encounter this, the reporting of it will not be especially
flattering to linux.

If the message said "...unable to mount root fs on hda5", the newbie would
think "hmm... It's supposed to be on hda8, let's go back and see where this
is specified"

Neil.



 Wed, 22 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05
In article <s4imv2hsqeg...@corp.supernews.com>,

Umm? What _is_ hda5? Devices are nameless. You could rename hda5 to wd0s5
and do replacement in /etc/fstab + /etc/lilo.conf and everything would
keep running. _Some_ devices have canonical names (in the sense that userland
refers to them other than through config files) - /dev/zero, /dev/null,
etc. But disks... Nope. Too irregular. You can get some approximation
(in case of hda5 it will probably be "ide0(3,5)") if you will use
bdevname() instead of kdevname() in aruments of panic() in fs/super.c.
Feel free to submit such patch, but I don't think that it will make situation
better.

Disk names are nothing but a historical accident and kernel rightfully
stays the fsck out of this mess. _Some_ attempt to guess them is done
in drivers/block/blkpg.c::partition_name(), but I'm less than sure that
using it is a good idea - notice comment before the function.

Optimist. You never worked on helldesk, did you? Generic newbie (of the variety
that considers RTFM as an insult and can't be bothered to look into FAQ, where
the thing is described at quite a length - unfortunately _that_ became the most
common variant these days) will think "waah... some magic..." regardless of
what they will see. At the best case they _might_ realize what it's all about
if the words "drive letter" would be used. Lots of good it would make them...

--
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"Here's a nickel, kid.  Get yourself a better computer" - Dilbert.



 Wed, 22 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05
Gary,

What are the units in the table below.  If they are "cylinders", you
have exceeded the 1024 limit imposed by the IBM bios.

See my article, "Boot beynod 1024 Cyl with LILO" in the newsgroup.

--John Coffman
<johni...@san.rr.com>
<johni...@hotmail.com>

On Sat, 04 Dec 1999 16:03:53 GMT, "Gary Linker"



 Wed, 22 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05

It is called hda5 in /dev on the root disk. Pretty hard to read the
root disk, if mounting of this disk failed. :-(

73, Mario
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 Thu, 23 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05

Hi.

So please decode 16:01 for me?

Cheers,
Bernie



 Sat, 25 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05

: So please decode 16:01 for me?

major (decimal) 22, minor 1. Look in devices.txt. Or in /dev

  22 char        Digiboard serial card
                  0 = /dev/ttyD0        First Digiboard port
                  1 = /dev/ttyD1        Second Digiboard port
                      ...
    block       Second IDE hard disk/CD-ROM interface
                  0 = /dev/hdc          Master: whole disk (or CD-ROM)
                 64 = /dev/hdd          Slave: whole disk (or CD-ROM)

It's hdc1. probably. 1st partition, secondary ide master.

Peter



 Sat, 25 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05
In article <3bc34.305$t1.10...@read2.inet.fi>,

And it's a problem which way?
$ ls -l /dev | grep `printf "%d,%5d" $((0x16)) 1`
brw-rw----    1 root     disk      22,   1 Dec 29  1998 hdc1

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 Sat, 25 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:05

The problem is lack of knowledge on my part.

Sharing knowledge should be a happy thing.

B.



 Sun, 26 May 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 
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