I'm an absolute Linux newbie and wanted to get in the stuff by setting up a dual-boot system to play around a bit and here's the first problem I get stuck with
396 MB RAM
Board Asus P3-BF
Maxtor 40 GB HDD
---hda1 NTFS Zylinder 0-4xx
---hda2 EXT3 Zylinder 4xx-5xx /boot
---hda3 EXT3 Zylinder 5xx-109x /
Installing with this configuration works fine. Lilo screen shows up while booting and starting XP from there works fine ! When I start Linux as my OS I get following stack trace:
mounting /proc filesystem
creating block device
mkrootdev: label / not found
Mounting root filesystem
mount: error2 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root(/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
umount /initrd/proc failed: 2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 212k freed
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to Kernel
I tried to install GRUB as my bootloader but got the same error.
I tried to start a rescue installation. It tries to load Linux and says that it don't find my Linux installation.
It seems to me like the root can not be found because of some configuration error but as I'm such a noob I have problems figuring out where the problem could be and how to fix it. Maybe it's only a wrong matched partition in a file on /boot Partition ?!
I would really appreciate any help and please try to explain in easy words and step by step
thank you very much in advance !