I get a kernel panic stating that root cannot be mounted if I boot my Direct Disk installation of Ubuntu 18.04.1 in paravirtualization mode, as seen in this screenshot from the Glish terminal: enter image description here

Any idea why I can't boot? Kernel module? GRUB settings?

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After a recent update, I am now back on paravirtual mode, so this question can now be closed. It might have been a bug in the Ubuntu distribution that caused the issue.

  • You can delete the question, or, if you think it should stay around, mark this as answer as the accepted answer. Please don't just leave it hanging, though.
    – Colt
    Sep 17, 2018 at 2:55
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    Done! I think I will leave it in case someone panics due to installing an outdated 18.04 image on their Linode.
    – William
    Sep 23, 2018 at 16:18

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