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Old 04-17-2007, 04:21 PM   #1
shinobi_dude
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Kernel Panic with USB stick as >only< linux partition(s)


Soo.. I've given up on getting Linux to work on the old laptop..
I'm back home with my system, and I still can't make any installation boot properly.

both Ubuntu and PCLinuxOS dies with a kernel panic, killing init something.
Well, Since ubuntu had a completetly distorted loading screen I cant be sure, but it hardlocked the system as well.

Both, when they start off LiveCD, work just fine, except for a very stupid installer in Ubuntu, wich erased MBR of a harddrive without asking...

PCLinuxOS has an installation optionm, stating USB as target media, and it installs and partitions nicely.
But it dies with a panic, and hardlock when booting from it.

What the heck is wrong? :/

My BIOS, is AMI-Bios and it emulated the USB drive, as a harddrive, and putting it on the SCSI channel.
I have also tried flipping the "removable bit" effectively Windows thinks its a real harddrive now, doesn't state it as removable, and enables cache.

It did not affect Linux however. Would running the stick in forced USB-ZIP mode be a solution?
it will end up on /dev/sda so Linux too thinks its a harddrive. (even with removable bit normal)

... Now what? >_<

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Old 04-17-2007, 06:55 PM   #2
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I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do. Are you trying to dual boot on a laptop, or create a bootable usb drive?
Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 04-18-2007, 03:40 AM   #3
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I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do. Are you trying to dual boot on a laptop, or create a bootable usb drive?
Good luck. ;-)
Gave up on the laptop, no usb support.
Not really trying to dual boot, just forcing USB-boot with F8 in bios.
(It ignores all other drives temporarily and boots off USB)
It works, but then it panics, whatever that means...
 
Old 04-18-2007, 09:10 AM   #4
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Could you post the panic error please?
Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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