What is the cause of this kernel panic?

Grigory asked:

I’ve just set up a PXE boot server on Ubuntu 14 – running kernel 3.13.0-30-generic – as it is described here https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DisklessUbuntuHowto on Supermicro X9DRFF hardware.

I have only remote access to the client server via KVM. The boot process on the client goes well but I get a kernel panic.

Is it ever possible to determine the cause of this kernel panic?

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My answer:


Some of the output is missing, since it scrolled off the screen already, but it’s possible to see that the kernel crashed in mount_root(). This means that it had a problem with mounting whatever you passed as the root filesystem. Check to ensure that you have passed the correct parameters to the kernel to boot from whatever media it is supposed to be booting from.


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