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Old 02-10-2010, 10:26 PM   #1
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Post kernel panic error. Help!


i am just learning about computers and know nothing at all except how to turn it on. i just booted up linux and recieved message:
[ 0800654] Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (8,1)
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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in order for us to help you need to supply MORE info
PLEASE READ this sticky post
"Please READ this before posting! "
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...osting-356388/
 
Old 02-10-2010, 10:59 PM   #3
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what???

i am following the general way of things for posting so that first link was an unessesary waste of time. second, i do not understand programming, so the second link made no sense at all. third, i cannot start my linux partition due to the fact that my computer is trying to read a hard drive thats not there. could you be a little more helpful?

ps. i am also new to forum protocol, so if theres something genuinely wrong with my posting here, please let me know.

Last edited by rha; 02-10-2010 at 11:07 PM.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 11:34 PM   #4
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we NEED to know WHAT distro you are using?
Ubuntu?,Debain?,CentOS,RHEL ????
AND
what version of that distro it is

if RedHat is it 4?, 4.3 ? or 5,5.15.2,5.4. ???
also what is the hardware

we are NOT mind readers
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:54 PM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rha View Post
i am just learning about computers and know nothing at all except how to turn it on. i just booted up linux and recieved message:
[ 0800654] Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown - block (8,1)
Apparently you did not do the install correctly.

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem.

Just a few links to aid you to gaining some understanding;

Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking


The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 02-11-2010, 12:54 AM   #6
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oh

sorry about that. i am using ubuntu. it was installed on my laptop from a free installer from wubi. followed all the directions for install.

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