Fedora Installation - Kernel Panic before Anaconda
My mother in-law kindly gave me the RedHat Fedora Linux 2 Bible for my birthday (cool huh). Fedora is the one distro I haven't tried.
Here's the problem. I reboot the 'puter with the CD in the tray, and the install menu comes up, I press 'enter'.
Shortly after I receive this
Ramdisk: Compressed image found at block 0
VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown block (72.3)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic: VS unable to mount root fs on unknown block
In the past, Suse 9.0 and 9.1 have had similar problems and I've need to install them off floppy disks. However, this doesn't work with fedora core 2 now, and anyway, I don't have a floppy disk drive anymore.
It's -not- the media. I think with my system it struggles to read kernels off cds, but I'm not sure. I hit the same sort of problem with Gnoppix. Knoppix, however, always works a charm (naturally :-> )
I tried passing
and we got further along but then it dies with something about trying to add init=option or something. if it helps i can go write down the error message.
Are there any known issues with this? A couple of people out there seem to be having similar issues, but no one seems to have been able to help. I'd like to look at fedora, particularly now as I finally have a good reference book - i could maybe learn more than Ive had time to so far.
if anyone could help, then that'd be great.