My kernel updated to 188.8.131.52-74.fc14.x86_64 sometime around the end of December 2010.
Ever since, when I reboot, I get a kernel panic message.
I have typed it in by hand below, since I can't think of any other way to retrieve it (so it might not be 100% accurate, but I did check it as best I could!)
[ 1.684025] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[ 1.684140] Pid: 1, comm: swapper Not tainted 184.108.40.206-74.fc14.x86_64 #1
[ 1.684249] Call Trace:
[ 1.684382] [<ffffffff81467e2a>] panic+0x8b/0x10d
[ 1.684495] [<ffffffff81ba2228>] mount_block_root+0x255/0x280
[ 1.684605] [<ffffffff81ba23e1>] mount_root+0x56/0x5a
[ 1.684714] [<ffffffff81ba2555>] prepare_namespace+0x56/0x5a
[ 1.684823] [<ffffffff81ba1f00>] kernel_init+0x2ac/0x2c0
[ 1.684934] [<ffffffff8100aae4>] kernel_thread_helper+0x4/0x10
[ 1.685044] [<ffffffff81ba1c54>] ? kernel_init+0x0/0x2c0
[ 1.685153] [<ffffffff8100aae0>] ? kernel_thread_helper+0x0/0x10
...this happens every time I reboot.
If I hold down shift when rebooting and select 26.35.10-72.fc14.x86_64, it boots fine, but it is becoming a bit irritating to have to do this.
The computer is a Toshiba Satellite A100-920 laptop with a Core 2 T5500 1.66 GHz CPU, 1 GB ram, 100 GB HDD. It is switched off when not in use, so gets rebooted a lot.
I don't know how to go about solving this issue. Any advice is welcome!