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Offline pek

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iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:00:36 AM »
Hi, I tried to boot from iPXE as follows:

kernel /boot/vmlinuz64
initrd /boot/corepure64.gz quiet text
boot

It loads up, but stopped at
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Can someone please tell me what I should do? Thanks.

Here's  screenshot

Offline curaga

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Re: iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2020, 09:38:06 AM »
The initrd load failed for some reason.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2020, 09:59:51 AM »
Hi pek
Remove the  quiet  boot code to see if any useful error messages show up. If it scrolls by too fast, add this boot code:
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boot_delay=100That will wait for 100 milliseconds between each message. Adjust the number to suit your needs.

Offline pek

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Re: iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2020, 05:17:30 PM »
Hi Rich,
I got this. (I also removed the Hard Drive from the laptop)


Any clue? Thanks

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Re: iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2020, 05:20:33 AM »
First try this:
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kernel /boot/vmlinuz64
initrd /boot/corepure64.gz

then
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kernel /boot/vmlinuz64 quiet
initrd /boot/corepure64.gz

If this doesn't work it means iPXE cannot find corepure64.gz or it is corrupt or name is wrong.

Offline pek

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Re: iPXE Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 05:29:16 PM »
Hi neonix,
Sorry I just got a chance to test it now.
Anddddd........ IT WORKS..!!!!!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH...!!!  :D

I don't know why needs to be written like this
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kernel /boot/vmlinuz64 quiet
initrd /boot/corepure64.gz
But as long as it works, I'm Happy.

THANK YOU..  ;D
« Last Edit: October 25, 2020, 05:31:10 PM by pek »