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Old 12-31-2004, 02:58 AM   #1
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kernel panic - not syncing : VFS????????????


Hello,

I have been using Mandrake 10.1 for a while and I am not liking it at all. it is full of bugs and I wanted to move to Fedora core 3. Well, I downloaded its 4 ISOs and burned them to CD and as soon as I try to install it it gives me :

"RAMDISK: Compressed Image found at block 0
kernel panic - not syncing : VFS : unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (3,0)"

Well, I had Windows XP on my machine and I removed it completely cuz I thought it is causing the problem, but no change.
I really don't know what else to do. Please help.

Thanks.

Alireza
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:03 AM   #2
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hi there

u need to post the O/p of

fdisk -l /dev/hda

and

/etc/lilo.conf or /etc/grub.conf

if ur hdd is primary hard disk

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

Well, my hdd is partitioned like this:

120 GB HDD:

C: 6GB
D: 30GB
rest (fo linux): 57GB

so I guess what you suggested I do, does not interfere with my Windows XP stuff right?

Thanks again
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:46 AM   #4
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ok

did u changed ur IDE cables for ur disk
like promary<===>secondary
if yes
then put them into original postition

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:49 AM   #5
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Hello,

No I have not changed them from the original position. So I guess it should work fine then right?

THanks
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:53 AM   #6
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I need to have alook at ur lilo.conf or grub.conf whatever bootloader u r using

regards
 
Old 12-31-2004, 03:56 AM   #7
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Well as I said, I have just windows XP installed right now and I am trying to install Fedora Core 3 fresh. So I guess I don't have any lilo.conf yet right?

Thanks for your help
 
Old 12-31-2004, 04:04 AM   #8
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for that

visit here

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/

andf get this toi esxplore ur linux FS and copy ur grub or lilo.conf files

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