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Old 07-05-2012, 08:40 PM
Default 3.2.0-3-686-pae kernel doesn't boot, kernel panic

On Fri 06 Jul 2012 at 03:23:33 -0700, John Magolske wrote:

> I just installed 3.2.0-3-686-pae, but got a kernel panic when trying
> to boot with it. As transcribed from my phone-camera "screenshot"
> (there are 10 more lines of output I can transcribe if that'd help):
> [ 0.987169] Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: Unable to mount root
> fs on unknown block(0,0)
> Any thoughts on why this kernel isn't working?

Not any more than might come from a search with the error message you
have. Purge and reinstall the new kernel? Generate a new initrd? Have a
look and see what you think.

> Fortunately I was able to re-boot by selecting 3.2.0-2-686-pae from
> the Grub menu. This kernel had been installed explicitly by name:
> # aptitude install linux-image-3.2.0-2-686-pae
> Whereas 3.2.0-3-686-pae was installed using the linux-image-686-pae
> meta-package:
> # aptitude install linux-image-686-pae
> So something else I'm wondering...if I had initially installed
> 3.2.0-2-686-pae using the meta-package instead, would my recent
> upgrade to 3.2.0-3-686-pae using that same meta-package have removed
> 3.2.0-2-686-pae?

No. Which was fortunate for you.

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