Kernel issue - not mount VFS


#1

While doing install of image when booting receive a kernel error:
end kernel panic NOT SYNCING : VFS: unable to mount root FS on unkown block (179,2).

Any ideas appreciated to help get working.
Thanks in advance


#2

That's a strong sign your SD card is bad or your copying (eg with Etcher) went wrong.


#3

Yet another case of people over-thinking this.

  1. Use Etcher to install the zip file you downloaded to the microSD
  2. Configure your WiFi by editing octopi-wpa-supplicant.txt on the root of the flashed card when using it like a thumb drive
  3. Boot the Pi from the card

#4

Sd was incorrectly formatted. Started fresh, all good. Thanks


#5

Yes, you need no formating at all...


#6

You were formatting and then etching? Or etching, then Windows complained and so you formatted?