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Old 12-24-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
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Kernel panic when I was installing FC4 on a reiserFS partition

Hello everyone
When I was installing FC4 for the second time on my notebook,yesterday,I got a kernel panic warning.
I've heard of that reiserFS partition has many pluses such as it's faster read,so I tryed.
This is the installing progress: a reiserFS partition with Partition Manager 7.0 in Windows XP,and then format it
2.install FC4 on the reiserFS partition with the command:linux selinux=0 reiserfs from CDROM
the former progress goes neatly

But when the computer reboots,the problem comes:

kernel panic not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,3)

The system halted here,and I have to stop the power.
I don't know why,and how to deal with it.
By the way,I'm a new hand linux amateur.
And any suggestions?
Old 12-28-2005, 08:38 PM   #2
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Is there anybody interest in the problem?
Thanks for your attention.
Old 01-24-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Kernal Panic..

I had the same problem
When you get the main boot screen type some junk text such as 'jkhdffjklhasdlf' as linux will not recognize the command

Then boot normally after your problems should be fixed
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Is Reiser supported in your kernel you are using?


Old 01-24-2006, 03:26 PM   #5
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When I installed FC4, I noticed that the install from CD option did not provide reiserfs as one of the filesystem options.


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