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Kernel panic ! Not able to sync...after upgrading to Squeeze

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Kernel panic ! Not able to sync...after upgrading to Squeeze

Post by kennet » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:38 pm

I upgraded from Lenny to Squeeze more than 3 weeks ago. It wouldn't boot.

I fixed the problem of GRUB2 bootloader not loading.

Then I started getting the message : Alert! UUID xxx yyy does not exist. Dropping to a shell ! (posted in another thread earlier).

On the good advice of jayd512 I carefully reinstalled the kernel, and this time with make localmodconfig (I found this obscure command after a loooot of research, because I wasn't able to get the modules on the .config file correct).


Now, I'm still unable to boot and the problem I face is as follows:

Problem : On boot after selecting the newly installed kernel, the error message says, Kernel panic : Not able to sync VFS.

Now I'm relying on a post by "whyzerman" in this forum [1]
to solve my problem (the VFS syncing error during boot is fairly common).

But I'm unable to :

a) Install mdadm via dpkg -i mdadm
The error I get is : FATAL : Coluld not load /lib/module this is the rescuecd kernel number, I'm using)

b) As rightly said here [2] the mdadam.conf in my system doesn't show any partitions. But the thing is I can't run an mdadm -detail -scan


References :

[1] ht t p://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=74946#p416281

[2] ht t p://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1846484

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