Can't load kernel errors (with wierd bios messages)

Scott Ullrich sullrich at
Mon Sep 5 16:51:20 PDT 2005

On 9/5/05, Scott Ullrich <sullrich at> wrote:
> Hello list!
> I'm trying to understand a problem that keeps coming up quite often
> but I honestly have no idea what is going on.
> In random cases after upgrading I'm seeing the message:
> Can't work out which disk we are booting from.
> Guessed BIOS device 0xffffffff not found by probes, defaulting to disk0:
> can't load 'kernel'
> Screen shot of the error in action:
> Does anyone know what causes this error?
> Thanks in advance!

Sorry to reply to myself but wanted to pass on info that people are
asking me in private e-mails:

1. We have tried ACPI w/o help
2. This happens on more than one machine (last could its about 9)
3. It always happens after the first bootup after upgrading the kernel and world

Thanks again!


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