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ai2
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Kernel Panic Reply with quote

After going over the installation instructions and performing the standard operations (genkernel etc.), the Kernel halts during the boot.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?part=1

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VFS: Cannot open root device "sda3" or unknown-block(0,0)
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
Pid: 1, comm: swapper/0 Not tained 3.3.8-gentoo #1
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ai2,

Welcome to gentoo :D

Paste back ls -l /boot and your menu.cfg file
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ai2,

your grub configuration does not reflect your partitioning scheme.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
unknown-block(0,0)


This actually tells us kernel has no driver for HDD controller (or maybe cannot read partitions). Posting
Code:
lspci -nn
here and kernel config in pastebin will help us to help you.
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