- Jan 17, 2004
When I try to boot PCLinux 2010 or Mandriva 2010 installed onto an external esata drive in a enclosure with a 2009 store built desktop computer it results in this error message; kernel panic; not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0), and this too; cannot open root device "UUID= (some numbers and letters) or unknown block (0,0) please append a correct root= boot option. Is a possible cause for this issue due to those Linux installs were done with a older computer with way different hardware components, (a 2006 Gateway) ? I have a total of 6 versions of Linux installed on that 500 Gb external hard drive, and several do boot okay; (Fedora 15, Mint 9,Kubuntu 10.04,), and my internal PC drive has Ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 installed. What if I just use a command to generate and set a new UUID for those not bootable partitions ?