This is the second case of this happening on two isolated systems (running
different kernels and having different setups). Last night my computer worked
fine and I turned it off as I usually do with a standard halt, and I waited
for it to turn itself off. It did, and I thought everything to be fine. When
I turned on my computer this afternoon I got a kernel panic. It could not
init my root partition! My root partition and my boot partition are on the
same disk, just on separate partitions. They are both using XFS.
I use GRUB as my bootloader. The kernel reads fine from its partition and
grub loads okay. Nothing had changed since I last booted (I just wrote an
e-mail and turned it off). I mounted my root partition with a rescue disk
set. It mounted fine and a df showed that there were the right amount of
bytes being used/free. Unfortunately, when I did a ls no files listed -- no
output -- just a line of black. I am using the latest gentoo kernel with its
XFS, preempt, etc patches pre-applied. Any clues?
-James Beidler (jbeidler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)