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Old 05-17-2003, 06:32 AM   #1
cmlo
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Angry Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root


Hi, When I tried to install RH 7.3 on my 32Mb, Pentium MMX last nite, everything went smoothly until after I make the 'package selection' and it says 'formatting' but then nothing happens, it just frozed. Then i try to reinstall again but this time it says the cdrom not recognised. I do not have any OS on the pc, so everytime i try to boot using the red hat cdrom, it says 'missing operating system'. So I then try using the boot disk which works but the following error showed:

cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:00, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:00
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Please tell me what I did wrong.

Many thanks!
cmlo
 
Old 05-17-2003, 02:29 PM   #2
whansard
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it looks like your cdrom drive quit working. make sure
the cable is on good.
cdrom drives go out a lot if you smoke.
 
Old 05-17-2003, 08:16 PM   #3
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ok, thanks, I'll have a look at it.. Thanks
 
Old 05-17-2003, 08:55 PM   #4
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Is the cd scratched?

Last edited by quietguy47; 05-17-2003 at 08:56 PM.
 
  


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