Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS:

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at
Mon Feb 8 09:22:05 PST 2010

Aditya Bankar wrote:
>> If there any way of mapping /mnt/lfs into virtual box (or any other
>> VM) as /. This would help in checking state of the newly compiled
>> OS without rebooting the host.
> I found it here:
> This
> required running Virtual Box as root.
> But it is of no use as LFS is booting on the hardware of virtualbox
> and I get login screen. But it does not boot on my machine. One more
> thing that I noticed when I got the login screen. It was not
> accepting the username and password.

If you are getting a login prompt, your boot is successful.

Did you set the root password?

For testing, you can edit /set/shadow to have:


You can then login without a root password.  Not recommended after you 
get over your initial problems.

   -- Bruce

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