Ubuntu 10.10 – Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown block

Booting Ubuntu 10.10 from my laptop Dell XPS I run into a kernel panic:

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown block
Pid 1 com: swapper not tainted 2.6.35-24 generic
(or something similar, I’ve wrote down by hand)

…Mind panic…

I lost 2 hours, and then find a really simple solution:

* Boot with older kernel (I’ve also 2.6.35-22)
* Reintall linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic (Linux kernel image for version 2.6.35 on x86/x86_64) from Synaptic
* I’ve done also a sudo update-grub to update grub menu

sudo reboot!

Good Luck

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2 Responses to “Ubuntu 10.10 – Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown block”

  1. matt says:

    thanks v much for this , had a bit of a panic myself. :)
    was lookin for a date around here, mine was with 26.35-28

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  2. 10x man.

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