I felt disappointed at the support and i got for the ubuntu . I updated my system last night and in the morning when i restarted my comp it showed kernel panic error. This is not the first time its happening to me. Last time when i upgraded it stuck at the (grub) prompt at start up. I tried to mount kernel manully but all was in vain. If the kernel updates are not stable y the hell they r provided in the list. All are not advance user that they can work around the problem easily. I lost my 3 months project bcoz of ubuntu and lack of support . Thank You team ubuntu ... for your horrible problem solving blog..
well i'm quiet frustrated too as i have had the same problem twice in two days..first time i just reinstalled ubuntu...but i also have to install like a million packages on karmic before i can do my work with a fresh installation..just came across this thread..havnt tried any of the solution but if any of this doesn't work i'm dead..the project's due very soon
Your kernel does not support the RAID configuration, or have the driver for it in-built. Until the latest Ubuntu kernel comes with support for your config, you will need to get the drivers (from the manufacturer's website) and install it as a loadable kernel module (insmod). Then alone the kernel will "see" the drive.
I remember doing this because "2.6.35-22-server" did not have support for 3ware 9750 RAID controller in my machine. The only disadvantage is that you have to be careful not to do a direct kernel upgrade through aptitude.