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Problem installing new Kernel on cpanel server: VFS: Cannot Open Root Device "Label=

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SloanPeterson, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. SloanPeterson

    SloanPeterson Member

    Mar 21, 2005
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    I was running Kernel:

    Then I tried to install Kernel 2.6.11

    But it will not boot, it says:
    VFS: Cannot Open Root Device "Label=/" or unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=/" boot option
    Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

    I tried using /dev/sda1 instead of Label=/, and I have the ext3 file system built in(not as a module), I also tried increasing the ramdisk size.

    How do I get it to boot? Did anyone else get those errors?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member Verifed Vendor

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    Depends which disk you have / partition on. I'm not that well versed at booting Linux interactively, but just as an idea, have you tried /dev/sda3 which is quite common? Also, what types of disk do you have, are they SCSI or SATA drives, or are they IDE and so should be using /dev/hda1, etc? There's also the outside possibility that you have a corrupt root partition which would be unfortunate.
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