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Old 08-25-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
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installing on usb2 external drive, kernel panics


first, i'm a total noob when it comes to linux, so let me know if i'm telling you guys things that don't make any sense and i'll try to do better...



my setup:

mandrake 10, which installed fine on an 80GB Maxtor drive in an external usb2 enclosure
all on a dell inspiron 1100 with a 20GB internal drive that i'm devoting to windows
upgraded bios to allow for booting from external usb devices



question(s):

here's the problem: mandrake installed fine, or appeared to have done so from all i could tell, but i can't boot. i first tried going through the bootloader, but when i choose linux it gives me a kernel panic:

Kernel Panic: no init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

any thoughts?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:24 PM   #2
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You may need to create an initrd.img that actually
has usb2 drivers built-in.


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Old 08-25-2004, 08:29 PM   #3
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heh... when i said noob, i meant it. that may as well be french to me...
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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http://www.icon.co.za/~psheer/book/node34.html.gz

An excellent book overall, btw :}

Oh, and I forgot in the first post:

Welcome to LQ! :)


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