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Old 08-05-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
razor88
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Installing SuSE 9.1 Personal from CD


This my first attempt at installing a linux system, and I know nothing about linux, but I thought it was about time I dumped ms, so I downloaded suse personal 9.1 iso from there website and burned it using nero 6.

Then I boot up the computer and I pick the option to install then it starts to install then stops and brings up this message:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block0
crc error
VFS: Cannot open root device "<nuul>" or unknown-block(8,5)
Please append correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,5)

Then it freezes,
I've tried to burn it again but got the same result, any help would be greatly apricated, at the moment I'm currently running 1 HDD with winxp on a ntfs system and 1 DVD drive and 1CD/RW.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
VeRM69
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I'm a newbele mysef... but i know what i'm doing... kind of... if that makes sence...

Anyways, sounds to me like either you've downloaded the 64bit version (when i ran a search on suse.com it came up with 64bit stuffs) or there's something wrong with your HDD.

Do you really still want MSWin? if you don't burn your stuff to cd, get a 98 boot floppy and run FDisk and delete the partitions... thats what i would do anyway... but don't take my work on it

hope i've helped a little

Peace
Dave
 
Old 08-05-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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I fixed the problem, I just used Mandrake 10.
 
  


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