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Old 09-24-2003, 07:56 AM   #1
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Cool installation problems


im trying to install redhat 9
errors about being unable to mount root appears..

crc error<6> freeing initrd memory
VFS cant open root device
...
Unable to mount root

then something asking me to boot using root=
appears?

what does this mean?

iv tried installing debian and mandrake and they do fine.

can someone help me.

Thanks
M-arc
 
Old 09-24-2003, 07:59 AM   #2
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and.. im using athlon 2600 512ram dual booting xp and some other linux
 
Old 09-24-2003, 08:36 AM   #3
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how did u partition yor hard drive ?
 
Old 09-24-2003, 09:33 AM   #4
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fat
ext2
swap
ext2
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:04 AM   #5
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by fdisk
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:10 PM   #6
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sorry cant help. . . i just installed red hat and had a simialar problem but twas related to partition magic
gud luk
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:32 PM   #7
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im havn the same problem, i used partition magic, can anyone help ??
 
Old 09-24-2003, 06:33 PM   #8
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david bean can u help me plz ??
 
Old 09-25-2003, 06:11 AM   #9
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oh.. wats wrong with partition magic? i used it to merge one of those partitions.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:39 AM   #10
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im not sure, but i dont thinbk it creates linux ext2 properly, it only completes step 2 and doesnt finish step3, or something, david bean ru there?
 
Old 09-25-2003, 07:57 AM   #11
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oh.. but slackware installs properly... weird..
 
Old 09-25-2003, 08:57 AM   #12
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yeah u probly wanna start again. my hard drive after partioning and in order

swap (system memory size)
ext 2 (install lilo and '/' here)
xp ntfs
extended partion
logical fat32 for boot magic

hope this gets u back on track. but basically when i got the simialar error it woz cos i had partioned like a noob

peace
 
Old 09-25-2003, 10:54 AM   #13
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uhm.. start again like.. remove my xp and stuff and repartition again? or just the linux side?

I tried running cfdisk with slackware.. I deleted the partions of linux i previously made ( including the one i merged using partion magic).. and repartitioned again using cfdisk.. but no avail.. still the same thing.
 
Old 09-25-2003, 02:56 PM   #14
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hey marccu, i just mean restore your hard drive to just windows and try again with only partition magic.
1 - make fat partition for boot magic
2- install boot magic
3- click new partition in partition magic and click linnux
4- Set size for swap and select ext2 for linnux

install lilo on ext2 partition and boot magic will be automatically disabled. u'll find it easier if u have only the partitions i mentioned before.


im a bit wary about trying to help u since i only installed red hat as a dual boot a few days ago and the problem i experienced was through not really understanding partitioning and not reading the red hat documentation.

good luck and sorry i cant really help u further
 
Old 09-28-2003, 07:01 AM   #15
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