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Old 08-16-2008, 06:27 PM   #1
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Kernel Panic on USB Hard Drive


I just installed B&W64 on an external usb hard drive and everything seems to have went fine until I boot.

I currently have Debian & Mandriva on my internal drive and use Debian's grub bootloader. After adding B&W to grub, it starts booting but then comes up with a kernel panic error. Something about not syncing, I forget the exact error message.

This is the entry I added to debian's grub list.

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# This entry added BlueWhite64 Linux
# on /dev/sdb5
title BlueWhite64 Linux
root (hd1,4)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sdb5 ro single
Does anybody see anything wrong with it, or have any suggestions?

Thnx.
 
Old 08-16-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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You need to provide the exact messages.

The map may not be ok.
 
Old 08-17-2008, 08:47 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. The exact message I'm seeing is:

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Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
At this point it just freezes up and the lock keys blink; numlock, caps lock & scroll lock.

I've searched around and some say they had to add an intrid entry to the bootloader but not quite sure on how to do it.

Thnx.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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Try to run grub-install from Debian and see if shows some errors. If all is OK then should boot.
What USB device is that external drive? What FS have you used to install BW64?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 11:26 AM   #5
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The device is a 160gb hitachi hard drive inside an external enclosure I built myself, with BW64 installed on a 50gb partition. It's formatted as ext3. I used the BW64 dvd to install it.

I'll give it a try reinstalling Debian's grub-install.

Thnx.

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Old 09-22-2008, 11:41 PM   #6
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Two CDs

I reinstalled BW64 on my system and now can boot, but only drops to cli. I only had the first cd and assume I need at least the second cd to get KDE installed or can I install it from cli? Does it come with a package manager, if so which one?

Thnx.
 
Old 09-23-2008, 10:55 AM   #7
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After login

#startx
 
Old 09-24-2008, 12:56 AM   #8
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When I type startx and startkde, I receive, 'file not found' message. Thanks for the reply. I may reinstall, since I burned the second cd.
 
  


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