Ubuntu Linux Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Posted on 2008-10-18
I have a problem with my Ubuntu system. Last week I was installing available updates. I left my computer alone and my wife turned it off while the updates were still being installed. Now I can't boot into Ubuntu. This is the error that I get:
[ 1.072000] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
I don't really want to reinstall Ubuntu since I will take me days to customize it like I had it. Can someone please help me recover Ubuntu on my machine?
Ubuntu 8.04 / dual boot with Windows XP Home Edition. (GRUB loader works fine and allows me to choose an OS; XP loads, but not Ubuntu)