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Old 05-17-2004, 10:57 PM   #1
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Automated installation


Guys, I have a problem I hope any of you could help...

I am trying to experiment on using Kickstart to install red Hat Linux on my system... I already made the ks.cfg file... But when I try to run it, it doesnt work...

Procedure:

- loaded ks.cfg on my boot disk
- booted my pc with my boot disk
- typed "ks=floppy" on startup
- error found was

VFS:Cannot open root device ""or 08:41
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernal panic:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on 08:41


Guys, any idea how I can fix this? thanks
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:44 AM   #2
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enable VFS in the kernel, it's in the same place as RAID from memory alternatively tell it where the root is

For details try this:

www.google.com/linux and paste this:
VFS:Cannot open root device ""or 08:41
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
into the search box
 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:46 AM   #3
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BTW does that nick imply the final battle will be fought at your place :P
 
Old 05-18-2004, 07:51 PM   #4
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Yes the final battle will be fought in my house... thanks

** and the battle continues between our hero and his gigantic and stupid computer.... **
 
Old 05-19-2004, 06:01 AM   #5
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i see ....

Did the VFS enabling help?
 
Old 05-20-2004, 12:41 AM   #6
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well, it still did not work... but thanks for the help...

got any other solution? I really have no background with Linux... this is my firs time
 
Old 05-20-2004, 02:04 AM   #7
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unfortunately, that's the only thing i've seen it do that sort of thing ....best of luck though
 
Old 05-20-2004, 03:18 AM   #8
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Thought this guy has a problem, and not solved it (yet) he does have some stuff to say about your error message, dunno if it's right, but maybe it will get you on the right track

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=183589
 
  


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