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Old 03-15-2002, 08:47 PM   #1
that_girl
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Help! Kernel Panic!!


I have a dual boot system (Mandrake and Win '98). Whenever I have tried to get on Linux today, I have had the error at this beginning :

Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 16:05

What do I need to do to get Linux back and running? Will I have to reload this partition.

Also, I am wanting to add a RH (7.02) partition in addition to Windoz and Linux. Do I do this this the same way as I installed Mandrake? Does it take its part of the partition from Win or Lin? Also how to make a boot disk for RH? A friend let me borrow his disk, but lost the doc's a long time ago...
 
Old 03-16-2002, 01:19 AM   #2
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Boot from floppy and run fsck /dev/hdx where x is your Linux partition (probably 5).
RH installation will be the same, just don't install boot manager for it or install it on the beggining of its partition.
 
Old 03-16-2002, 01:22 AM   #3
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hi, i'm a newbie..
i went through some kernel panics
when i first started using linux,
i just reinstalled whole thing when i see kernel panic

however i found out, most of times i can recover it.
what i do when i see kernel-panic message is
go to
http://groups.google.com
and search solution.
i would try with this
-------------------------
"Kernel panic" VFS
--------------------------
on that site..

i hope u can get back..
gl
 
Old 03-17-2002, 07:22 AM   #4
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Re: Help! Kernel Panic!!

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Originally posted by that_girl

Also, I am wanting to add a RH (7.02) partition in addition to Windoz and Linux. Do I do this this the same way as I installed Mandrake? Does it take its part of the partition from Win or Lin? Also how to make a boot disk for RH? A friend let me borrow his disk, but lost the doc's a long time ago...
Redhat will need to have it's own root partition to live on but it can share the swap with mandrake. Redhat will give you the option to make a boot disk during the install, redhat have an excellent install guide that you can read online here that details how their "diskdruid" partition utility works.
 
  


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