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msohn88
April 8th, 2009, 07:22 PM
After installing Korean Language Support on Ubuntu 8.10 on Thinkpad T42.

I get

[ 0.397228] ACPI: Aborted because junk in compressed archive.
[ 1.964716] invalid compressed format (err=1)
[ 2.001029] Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

I have my term papers saved on this computer...
Please help!

thanks!

linuxuser21
April 8th, 2009, 07:41 PM
First, you can boot off the Live CD if you have it and get the documents you need and back them up on a flash drive or something like that if you want. Then, I'd reinstall Ubuntu where it got messed up at.

msohn88
April 8th, 2009, 07:50 PM
First, you can boot off the Live CD if you have it and get the documents you need and back them up on a flash drive or something like that if you want. Then, I'd reinstall Ubuntu where it got messed up at.

I did it with recovery mode.

Thanks.

RealSysace
June 11th, 2009, 03:32 PM
I've had the same problem this morning, after installing some updates yesterday.

I'm quite sure that these updates (or maybe something else) corrupted my initrd image.

I managed to avoid the reinstallation by doing the following steps.

First, I replaced the following line in my menu.lst :


kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=UUID=781e0ca1-6d5d-4b13-a8a9-98bc1746dabe ro quiet splash

by


kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.28-11-generic root=/dev/sda1 ro quiet splash

This allowed me to boot.

Then I rebuilt my initrd image :


mkinitramfs -o /boot/initrd.img-2.6.28-11-generic /lib/modules/2.6.28-11-generic/

and I replaced the ancient one with it.

After a last reboot everything was working fine again.

Hope this can help someone in this situation ;)