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Old 10-07-2003, 01:37 AM   #1
midi
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Help: Can't get anywhere with RH9 install


OK,

I have been working on this for 2 days... I can't figure out whats going on. I have poured over the internet looking for the answer, without any luck.

I have pulled down the RH9 iso from both RH and linuxiso, and burned multiple copies, ruling out cd write errors

I put the CD in and boot from it, fine.
I get the first RH page wanting you to hit enter, or whatever you want to do with options (ie linux test, etc)
It starts its thing, then reports back

Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 48 :05
fine.
I found out I can get around that by passing

linux root=/dev/hdc/isolinux

ok- but thats not all!

its now gets past that but then has another error

Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
arg. stuck.

and the kicker, this is happening on 4 COMPLETELY different machines, so i am confident that it is not hardware related, it doesnt get far enough for it to be.

I've tried all the trcks hdx=cdrom, apic, etc. nothing, nothing, nothing.

This is killing me. ANY help would be wildly appriciated.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 06:16 AM   #2
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Try using the bootdisks that are shipped with the cd, boot.img etc

you'll have to make them uner windows using the included application rawrite.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 10:38 AM   #3
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Yep, using boot disks worked!

thanks!

But that's side stepping the problem, why would it not install itself with a cdrom install???
 
Old 10-09-2003, 04:32 PM   #4
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because red hat is gay??? (note these are entirely my own views and not those expressed by linuxquestions.org, their members, or any third parties realting to linuxquestions.org ) heh

But seriously i dunno, maybe your cdrom drive is too old? I have that problem with some iso and not others, it could be a number of things. the thing to do now is say hey it works and forget about it , when you mess it breaks as i found out today after having no mail for a week
 
Old 10-09-2003, 05:56 PM   #5
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I had that happen to me, happened on different machines too.

What it turned otu was that my burner couldn't make bootable cds properly!

I burnt the same iso on a diff burner for cds 1+2 , and it went smooth!
 
Old 10-09-2003, 06:35 PM   #6
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Hmmm that could be it, thats the only thing that was constant between them all. I have an MSI 32X burner... what one failed on you?
 
Old 10-09-2003, 07:02 PM   #7
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Sony 8X

*shrug*

It wasn't a fluke, either, i made 3 copies of Rh-cd1 from 2 different isos and a mandrake cd, all failed with the same sort of errors.

The burner works fine otherwise
 
  


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