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Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Let’s be honest, am I totally screwed?

I rebooted my Ubuntu PC, because VirtualBox was locking up on me, and I get this wonderful message on a lovely black screen:

Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Now I have completely migrated to Ubuntu; I’m not dual-booting.  I am no Linux expert, nor am I high adept with Linux, but I’m not a moron either.  So like a good neighbour Google and the Open Source Community is there 🙂

If anyone can point me in the right direction, please comment.

Either way I will be posting updates, as I figure out what to do.

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Update:

From what I gather this issue may have to do with GRUB2.  So I followed the instructions at this link:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2#Reinstalling%20from%20LiveCD

I tried all three methods mentioned for reinstalling GRUB2, unfortunately none of them solved the issue 😦

Since I need my PC up and running sooner than later, I am going to reinstall Ubuntu 10.04.2 – good thing I keep it all backed up on the cloud (thanks Deja Dup & Ubuntu One) 🙂

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