I'm quite new using Linux but am trying to get it working...
I´m trying to install Suse linux 8.0 (pro) on an Freecom 120 GB external harddrive. Everything goes fine during installation until the first (initial) boot. I eventually get these errors:
INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/mingetty"
INIT: Id "1~6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
After this I'm unable to do anything (I can type something but I actually don't know anything that would help..).
When I shut down my laptop and try to reboot linux it gives some other errors:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno=2
VFS: Cannot open root device "802" or 08:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02
I've installed Linux on a 20GB partition on my external hard drive and the swap partition (0.5GB) is also on this drive. I've tried to locate the boot sector on the external drive but this gave an unbootable laptop so I put this back to the ordinary harddrive.
Any help at all is appreciated for I'm eager to start using Linux.