View Full Version : [ubuntu] My Laptop is now a paper wight-kernel panic

February 2nd, 2009, 02:02 AM
I was upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10 last night and had to take my daughter to a friends house. While I was gone my dog must have stepped on my power strip and turned it off, when I returned I repowered the strip and all my laptop gives me is a kernel panic.

This is what I get right after the GRUB thingy:

[ 0.844126] Kernel panic not syncing; VFS; Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (0,0)

I am new to linux but I really like it and I don't want to lose all my data. How bad is it screwed up and can it be fixed?:(