Ubuntu booting i get this error Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

Asked by le_phare on 2010-08-03

Booting my machine; using Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32 - 24 - generic

I get this error:
[1.153276] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (0,0)

Booting my machine; using Ubuntu, with Linux 2.6.32 - 23 - generic gives no error.

How to solve this error?

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marcobra (Marco Braida)
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2010-08-03
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2010-08-03

Please try using terminal:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo aptitude install -f
sudo apt-get clean
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

sudo apt-get --reinstall --purge install linux-image-2.6.32-24-generic

sudo reboot

le_phare (kjell-arne) said : #2

Thanks !!!

Kafi (kafiland) said : #3

I have exactly the sam issue.

But running sudo dpkg --configure -a

Says that errors were found for ::
 memtest86+
 ubuntu-standard
 linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic
 linux-image-generic
 linux-generic

See below.

Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)

Paramétrage de linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic (2.6.35-20.29) ...
Running depmod.
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-2.6.35-20-generic
Examining /etc/kernel/postinst.d.
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/dkms 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
 * dkms: running auto installation service for kernel 2.6.35-20-generic
 * nvidia-current (256.53)... [ OK ]
 * fglrx (8.723.1)... [fail]
 * nvidia-173 (173.14.27)... [ OK ]
 * nvidia-96 (96.43.18)... [ OK ]
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/initramfs-tools 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/nvidia-common 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
avertissement, dans le fichier '/var/lib/dpkg/available' vers la ligne 85657 paquet 'automatix2':
 error in Version string '1.1-4.12-7.04feisty_i386': invalid character in revision number
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/pm-utils 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/update-notifier 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
run-parts: executing /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub 2.6.35-20-generic /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.35-20-generic
Generating grub.cfg ...
/usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a GRUB drive for /dev/mapper/nvidia_gfacbejc1. Check your device.map.
run-parts: /etc/kernel/postinst.d/zz-update-grub exited with return code 1
Failed to process /etc/kernel/postinst.d at /var/lib/dpkg/info/linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic.postinst line 1010.
dpkg : erreur de traitement de linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic (--configure) :
 le sous-processus script post-installation installé a retourné une erreur de sortie d'état 2
dpkg : des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de linux-image-generic :
 linux-image-generic dépend de linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic ; cependant :
 Le paquet linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic n'est pas encore configuré.
dpkg : erreur de traitement de linux-image-generic (--configure) :
 problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
dpkg : des problèmes de dépendances empêchent la configuration de linux-generic :
 linux-generic dépend de linux-image-generic (= 2.6.35.20.21) ; cependant :
 Le paquet linux-image-generic n'est pas encore configuré.
dpkg : erreur de traitement de linux-generic (--configure) :
 problèmes de dépendances - laissé non configuré
Des erreurs ont été rencontrées pendant l'exécution :
 memtest86+
 ubuntu-standard
 linux-image-2.6.35-20-generic
 linux-image-generic
 linux-generic

Kafi (kafiland) said : #4

sudo aptitude install -f

Propose to suppress 456 packets including very important ones.

@kafi please made a new question instead of follow this closed and solved one....