Upon updating my Fedora Core 8 system using the built in update utility, my machine no longer boots. (Kernel is 126.96.36.199-10). This is the output I get...
Uncompressing linux.. done.
Booting the kernel.
RedHat Nash Version 6.0.19 starting.
Reading all physical volumes. This make take a while...
No volume groups found.
VolGroup "Vol00" not found.
Unable to access resume device (/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol01)
mount: could not find filesystem /dev/root
setuproot: moving /dev failed. no such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /proc. no such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys. no such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed. no such file or directory
Now, because of a former upgrade, I also have an older kernel and ramdisk image (188.8.131.52-95) which I can boot with. I figured that maybe I had a bad ramdisk image so I ran the following command from /boot 'mkinitrd ./initrd_test.img 184.108.40.206-10.fc8' and built a new ramdisk image. I then rebooted and edited the grub boot params to use this new ramdisk image instead of the default but it behaved exactly as before.
I also looked in my fstab at the options being used to mount the root filesystem as I saw in the archives that some people had reported issues with the 'relatime' option but my options for the / filesystem are simply 'defaults'.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you might have on how to resolve this.