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    "Kernel panic not syncing VFS" error after system upgrade (kali rolling)

    Hello everyone,
    I've been using Kali Linux since its first release and i have even used backtrack before the release of Kali Linux, i used to run Backtrack/Kali on dual boot with windows, all seemed to work good from years ago, but all of a sudden i executed the apt-get upgrade command and boom after reboot Kali is showing up "Kernel panic not syncing VFS", i tried to follow tutorials on the net but nothing works.

    Things that didn't work out for me:

    • Booting boot-repair-disk and checking & repairing partition using GParted
    • Trying to set GRUB to boot on an older image of kali (no errors but after reboot it's all the same messages)
    • Repairing GRUB using boot-repair-disk utility

    I'm really stuck, and i don't know where this is coming from, i also forgot to mention that virtualization is enabled too so that couldn't be coming from a BIOS configuration problem.
    Below is the list of info that could help you figure out the problem with me


    • Kali Version: 2017.3
    • Old image number: 4.0.0
    • New image number: 4.14.0
    • Kali Architecture: 64bit
    • Error message: Kernel panic not syncing: unable to mount root on unknown block(0,0)
    • Computer model: HP Pavilion g6-1303sk
    • CPU: Intel i5 (2.5Ghz)
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000
    • Dual boot with Windows 10
    • GRUB version: GRUB2
    • Virtualization: Enabled
    Last edited by whoam_i; 2018-02-08 at 16:17. Reason: To specify the exact error message

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