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Installation error - kernel panic

  • Pi Model or other hardware: 3, Model B
    Power Supply used: Cana 5 V, 2.5 A
    RetroPie Version Used (eg 3.6, 3.8.1, 4.1 - do not write latest): 4.3
    Built From: (Pre made SD Image on RetroPie website, Berryboot, or on top of existing OS etc.. - please provide the filename of any image used) retropie-4.3-rpi2_rpi3.img
    USB Devices connected: Buffalo USB keypad, wireless keyboard/mouse
    Controller used:
    Error messages received: Kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2)
    Log found in /dev/shm/runcommand.log (if relevant): N/A
    Guide used: (Mention if you followed a guide)
    File: (File with issue - with FULL path)
    Emulator: (Name of emulator - if applicable)
    Attachment of config files: (PLEASE USE PASTEBIN.COM FOR LARGE LOGS)
    How to replicate the problem:

    I am unable to install RetroPie 4.3 on my Raspberry Pi 3. The error message appears to be a common one, but I can't find a good solution. I should also note that I am able to install a NOOBS image without any problem. When I did this I tried the manual installation at but it failed at the installation step (sudo ./ It was related to the lack of support for stretch.

  • Global Moderator

    @winteriscoming said in Installation error - kernel panic:

    It was related to the lack of support for stretch.

    As you say, Stretch is not supported at the moment and there's currently no ETA.

  • Global Moderator

    @winteriscoming Looks like a mismatched partition - re-format the SD card so there's nothing on it and re-write the image.

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