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[ 2.291211] ---[ end kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)

That’s exactly what it says during boot then freezes. Pls help me. I have python work that I CANNOT lose on this laptop. Thanks! -Eli UPDATE: I waited before posting to see if it would fix. It’s been stuck for HOURS. Pls help. Thanks in advance!

Hi Eli,

Where you able to resolve the above boot issue? 

I too am getting the same kernel panic message when i boot the pi-top and am at a loss on how to fix it.

Do let me know if there's something that might have worked for you.


Nope. I can't believe no one had a solution to this. I mean, it's been 4 months! At least it's bumped to the top of the forums now. PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME THANK YOU!!!!!

Hi Guys,

I've maye be a solution for you.

You should restore a backup of your superblock.

look at :

to proceed.

I had the same issue as you and could fix it

Hi Guys,

I've maybe a solution for u.

You should try to restore the superblock because it is corrupted.

look at :

to proceed.

I hade the same issue and i could fixe it

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