I boot into ubuntu 9.10 today where i have 47 new updates so download and install them, then restart and on booting up ubuntu i get this error:
[125.300362] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (8,5)
I restart and this time choose 'recovery mode' At the end of the loading I get same as above & this one then it just sits there and wont boot.
[125.297688] no filesystem could mount root, tried ext1, ext2, ext4.
Anyway i can fix this without reinstalling the OS. I have Winxp on C and Ubuntu on D: im worried a reinstall of Ubuntu might mess up the boot loader - where i could lose XP