I am new to GNU/Linux. I get a Kernel Panic on booting up from CD (while installing rh GNU/Linux 7.2 on a notebook):
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
(does it mean: could not read the installation-system-root-fs from CD?)
cramfs: wrong magic
(does it mean: installation-system-root-fs have to load into ramdisk - compressed ram fs, but failure?)
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:02, iso_blknum=16, block=32
(are these the block #s which are not readable on the CD?)
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02
(the result: Kernel could not load root-fs, gives up...)
I got the same result while attempting to boot from a floopy which was created from a previous installation (on a Compaq Deskpro - which went smooth from the same set of CDs). I tried it again on the Compaq, works just fine...
-I passed Linux mem=256M at boot: prompt, didn't help.
-no "crc: errorFreeing initrd memory: xxxK"
-The same set of CDs work fine on other systems - media: ok
-The CD ROM drive is ok, as rh GNU/Llinux 7.1 works just fine on this notebook.
-tried disabling power saving feature in BIOS, didn't help.
There's a Win2k (on /dev/hda1). Not that it should make any difference. And the partition I wish to install rh 7.2 is currently FAT32 - but I'm going to be formatting it. So that shouldn't matter, if I understand it right...
In distress, any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks a ton in advance.