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Old 12-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #1
spotwazere
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Can't install any type of Linux on my pc. Unable to mount drive...


I have installed linux on a few machines, but cannot install it on one in particular. I get "unable to mount fs on unknown-block 2.0" Also get "Kernel panic not syncing vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown block" Also get bootloader error messages when trying, but can move that hard drive to a different tower unit and and it installs fine. Is it possible to have hardware (motherboard) that doesn't accept Linux ???

Thanks in advance for any help or info.
 
Old 12-15-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Is it possible to have hardware (motherboard) that doesn't accept Linux ???
No. But it is possible to have a bad media drive that gives those errors while installing just fine
using another media drive.

Media drive = cdrom, dvdrom drives.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 02:33 PM   #3
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OK thanks, I'll give that a try tonight.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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If the media drive isn't the problem you may want to try a different linux distribution because not all linux distros support all computers. However, the media drive is more likely the problem.

Cheers,
Nbiser
 
Old 12-16-2013, 04:07 PM   #5
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It could be that there isn't full support for some part of the system like the drive or drive controller. It could be confused as to how it views media. Might need some boot option to help. Might be bad ram or poor quality disc/burn. General rule is to use slowest burn speeds on best quality media. Can try boot from usb if supported to help rule out.

Knowing what you have and are using may help us.


"can move that hard drive to a different tower unit and and it installs fine."

What does it do when you return it?

Start off with memtest for a day or so.
 
Old 12-16-2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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Hi Nbiser.

Are you following any guide to install Linux? Are you sure that you are doing right all stepts? Which distro are you installing?

Good luck
 
  


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