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Old 05-12-2008, 09:12 PM   #1
GraybeardPaine
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Compressed image stops install, can't read superblock, kernel panic


I am trying to install linux on a Dell Dimension 4400. I have tried several different distributions Fedora Core 1, Core 2, Core 3, Core 5, Ubuntu, SUSE 9.0, Debian and Linspire. Each time I get an error and all are similar but the numbers are different. The following is the one I got from a Fedora distribution:

md:...autorun DONE
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
crc error
EXT2-fs:unable to read superblock
isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev=md1 iso_blknum=16, block=32
kernelpanic-not syncing: VFS:unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(9,1)
[<c011978e>] panick+0x3e/0x16c

Can anyone tell me what is going on here. It seems to me that linux should be able to run on the Dell. Incidentally, this failure happened after I re-formatted the drive. This is a new installation.

Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks
 
Old 05-12-2008, 09:36 PM   #2
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Hi,

If you downloaded your ISO then you should check the md5sum for the iso with the md5 file from the same site of the iso.
 
  


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