i tried a DVD of debian not sure which it was.
CD of fedora core i686
and now a CD of Ubuntu 10.04 i386
debian on the hard drive wont boot and it is i386
the fedora core wont boot into the live CD
and the ubuntu i cant even get into a boot loader.
i looked at the page you sugjested but i disabled them in the bios i even unplugged the SATA add on card. the hard drive i am trying to boot off of is an IDE drive and IDE CD ROM drives.
i looked at the page but it did not solve my problem.
just so its out there i am running an AMD Athlon64 processor 3800+
spped of 2400 MHZ
and 2 gigs of ram
2 IDE hard drives
4 SATA drives but they are not hooked up as of now.
and a DVD-rw drive but i got others if i should try a different drive
and i even tried the recovery boot with the same results
it just had 2 lines inbetween those.
invalid compressed format (err=1)
List of all partitions
No filesystem could mount root, tried:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)