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Old 01-02-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Question F - install troubles


Hi,

I just finished installing F12 - aftr reboot I got

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Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
The machine is an HP, 1.5Gb DDR and 250Gb SATA, P 4/2660.

What happened?

I used the standard i386 install set (5 CD's)

Tnx for some light in the dark...

Thor

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Old 01-02-2010, 08:49 PM   #2
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Is it possible that you installed grub to the root partition instead of the mbr?
Is the computer old? Are their modules missing from the kernel that allowed older kernels to access your hardware?
F12 now uses i686, not i386 and does not run on some older hardware.
You stated that you have a HP, and I can only assume that the DDR memory is on an older machine, since newer boxes use DDR2 and DDR3.

If you google "Kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)" there are many posts including some from LQ that come up. Maybe you should take a look and see if any of those threads ring similar to your situation.
 
Old 01-03-2010, 04:32 AM   #3
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Hi,

First of all: seasonal greetings to you!

OK, I re-installed and noticed the repo's to be i386, could it be (the machine is pretty recent) that I'd have to use the 64-bit version of F12?

Grtz!

Thor
 
Old 01-03-2010, 04:47 AM   #4
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I did some look-ups,it is a 500 SCDT - probably pretty recent.the manuals @ compaq date back to 2005...

So, 64 of 32 bit? PAE or not?

Questions question...

Thor
 
Old 01-03-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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Well,

Forget it - I tried a fourth re-install and it keeps giving me that. Tried to remove a (faulty?) DIMM module without change...

I am not having fun, giving up on F12...

Thor
 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:09 AM   #6
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Hi,

I got it running, finally. With a HUGE workaround.

- start with the live CD
- open a terminal and (optionally) examine the local drive with fdisk
- use parted to remove all local partitions
- install (beleve it or not) F10
- then install F12 over that

That was the first time it asked a confirm on the bootloader.

If anyone has the same *** with the install, this _could_ be a way out...

Only hope I could help (for a change) instead of being helped

Thor
(and again: seasonal greetings)
 
Old 01-04-2010, 02:49 PM   #7
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Hey I'm glad you figured it out ... thought I lost you for a moment there. F12 has been great to me, enjoy.
 
Old 01-05-2010, 04:36 AM   #8
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Thanks!

The first glance made me smile too (anything pretty does) still some tweaking (am stuck at 600x800 resolution) in the X and I'm off...

Happy 2B back - didn't want to do the switch to anything else!

Thor
 
  


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