kernel panic - unable to mount root fs
I'm trying to do a fresh install with an ASUS A7N8X-E motherboard and 2 Seagate SATA hard disks. No IDE disks.
I've tried several different live (Knoppix and Kanotix) and install disks and always get something like:
kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,2)
I just plugged the SATA hard disks in. Is there a setting in the BIOS or on the hard disks themselves that I need to adjust for SATA disks? (I don't want a RAID setup - just 2 separate hard disks.)
Other posts indicate this is a problem with RAM.
Thanks for any advice.