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Old 06-10-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
probe101
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Unhappy Bootable USB - Kernel Panic


I'm new to linux, so please bear with me....my issue is as follows:

I have a bootable USB, using GRUB to display a menu for booting multiple images. My menu.lst reads as follows:

========================================
timeout 60
default 0

title Boot from Hard Drive
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
chainloader (hd0,0)+1

title --------------------
root

title Start Hiren's BootCD
find --set-root /HBCD/boot.gz
map --mem /HBCD/boot.gz (fd0)
map --hook
chainloader (fd0)+1
rootnoverify (fd0)
map --floppies=1
boot

title Mini Windows Xp
find --set-root /HBCD/XPLOADER.BIN
chainloader /HBCD/XPLOADER.BIN

title Backtrack 3 Desktop
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=791 root=/dev/hda1 ro autoexec=xconf;kdm
boot

title Backtrack 3 Console
rootnoverify (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz vga=791 root=/dev/hda1 ro
boot
========================================

When i attemtp to boot into backtrack, it loads part way, then hangs with this error:

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VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block(0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
========================================

Is this down to the menu.lst not calling backtrack correctly or do i need to edit something in backtrack to allow lilo to load??

Any and all advise will be gratefully recieved... this is starting to really get to me
 
Old 06-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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Look again at your menu.lst for backtrack desktop and console.
it says rootnoverify (hd0,0) and then root=/dev/hda1
But is different for consiole
Why are they different between console and desktop?
Nice job booting all that on one partition-yes?

Last edited by linus72; 06-10-2009 at 04:03 PM.
 
Old 06-11-2009, 04:13 AM   #3
probe101
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Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
Look again at your menu.lst for backtrack desktop and console.
it says rootnoverify (hd0,0) and then root=/dev/hda1
But is different for consiole
Why are they different between console and desktop?
Nice job booting all that on one partition-yes?
I was trying different options to see if i could "make it work".... it didn't. Please ignore the difference between desktop and console, its the desktop version that i want to get running.
 
  


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