[CentOS] lost connection during yum update

Mon Mar 11 00:24:55 UTC 2013
Gerry Reno <greno at verizon.net>

On 03/10/2013 07:40 PM, Frank Cox wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:29:56 -0400
> Gerry Reno wrote:
>> Did you try booting a rescue disk and reinstalling the bootloader?
> I booted the "Centos 6.4 minimal iso", told it to "upgrade an existing
> installation", and to install the bootloader.  About all that it appeared to do
> was install the bootloader.  Unfortunately, the machine still didn't boot.
> The bootloader seems to be fine -- grub itself boots up.  I get a kernel panic
> after that, when you normally see the messages about unpacking vmlinuz and so
> on.  I just get a blank black screen with a flashing cursor (or the rhgb
> screen with the spinning doodad, depending on the grub setting) and then a
> kernel panic.

It seems like maybe  it cannot find the root filesystem.

Kernel panics just like this when it cannot find it.