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? >_<
Last edited by shinobi_dude; 04-17-2007 at 04:22 PM.