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Kernel Panic - Not syncing: VFS ...

Postby mwehrle » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:59 am


I'm new to Linux and Mint. I run a laptop with Mint (Bea) since a few weeks and install the offered updates on a regular basis. Last updates were installed Friday Feb. 2nd. When I rebooted the machine on Saturday Feb. 4 I got the message:

[17179571.416000] RAMDSISK: ran out of compressed data
[17179571.416000] invalid compressed format (err=1)
[17179571.416000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(0,0)

As far as I can tell the last updates corrupted the kernel somehow.

I would like to know whether I can fix the issue. Alternatively I need a work around so I can get to the data, save it and re-install.

Any input is appreciated

Kind regards

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Postby clem » Sun Feb 04, 2007 6:33 pm

Well, quick answer: run the live CD, access the data from there.

It looks more like a filesystem problem than a kernel one..


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