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Old 10-01-2003, 07:24 AM   #1
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Linux RedHat 9.0, im getting kernel panic- unable to mount root fs or something


iv been trying to install redhat 9.0 but iv been gettin "unable to mount root fs" "cannot find root=" errors,

iv also tried the commands

linux root=/dev/hda1
linux root=/dev/hda2
linux root=/dev/hda3

etc. but still it cant find "root="

my disk information and partition is at this url:

h t t p : // www . digitalamt . co . uk / pm8pro . jpg

sorry but the thing wouldnt let me post plz join the url and see the partition magic 8 snapshot

wot should i do ?? is somethin rong with my hd ?

i also ran disk commander but it could not continue becuz i got some "not mounted hard disk" error, do i need to mount my hd?

how do i do this ? i have windows xp, the above img is my hard disk configuration,

any help appreciated
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:27 AM   #2
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It looks like you didnt go far enough!

try root=/dev/hda5

 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:31 AM   #3
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hi im gona restart and try it now, if i dnt reply within haf an hour, then its workin and im happily installing lniux redhat, otherwis ill reply
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:37 AM   #4
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nope, it didnt work, i tried hda5, it could not open root device "hda5" , what else could be the problem ?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:38 AM   #5
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According to your pm snapshot, it looks like your linux partition is /dev/hda3.
/dev/hda1 is Win
/dev/hda2 is an extended partition
/dev/hda3 is your linux partiton
/dev/hda5 is a FAT partition
/dev/hda6 is your Linux swap.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:40 AM   #6
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i tried hda 3 last night, but it still wont recognize it, ill restart and try it again, hold on
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:46 AM   #7
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What was the error for hda3?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:54 AM   #8
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the error was

could not find root device "hda3"
unable to mount root fs

something like that and kernel panic,
 
Old 10-01-2003, 07:58 AM   #9
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here is my system information which i have, maybe this can help:

[System Summary]

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name N-EZFV014RRR3A7
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model Deskpro
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~732 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Compaq 686P2 v2.04, 25/08/2000
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United Kingdom
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920)"
User Name N-EZFV014RRR3A7\Abbas Akhtar
Time Zone GMT Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 192.50 MB
Available Physical Memory 65.77 MB
Total Virtual Memory 560.64 MB
Available Virtual Memory 325.89 MB
Page File Space 370.22 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

[Drives]

Item Value
Drive A:
Description 3 1/2 Inch Floppy Drive

Drive C:
Description Local Fixed Disk
Compressed No
File System NTFS
Size 8.07 GB (8,662,638,592 bytes)
Free Space 2.72 GB (2,915,495,936 bytes)
Volume Name
Volume Serial Number 8852A922

Drive E:
Description CD-ROM Disc

Drive F:
Description CD-ROM Disc

[Disks]

Item Value
Description Disk drive
Manufacturer (Standard disk drives)
Model Maxtor 51023H2
Bytes/Sector 512
Media Loaded Yes
Media Type Fixed hard disk
Partitions 4
SCSI Bus 0
SCSI Logical Unit 0
SCSI Port 0
SCSI Target ID 1
Sectors/Track 63
Size 9.32 GB (10,001,940,480 bytes)
Total Cylinders 1,292
Total Sectors 19,535,040
Total Tracks 310,080
Tracks/Cylinder 240
Partition Disk #0, Partition #0
Partition Size 8.07 GB (8,662,639,104 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 32,256 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #1
Partition Size 1.03 GB (1,107,025,920 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 8,894,914,560 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #2
Partition Size 14.73 MB (15,450,624 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 8,662,703,616 bytes
Partition Disk #0, Partition #3
Partition Size 206.69 MB (216,728,064 bytes)
Partition Starting Offset 8,678,186,496 bytes

[IDE]

Item Value
Name Intel(r) 82801BA Bus Master IDE Controller
Manufacturer Intel
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_244B&SUBSYS_24118086&REV_01\3&61AAA01&0&F9
I/O Port 0x00002460-0x0000246F
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\intelide.sys (5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), 4.63 KB (4,736 bytes), 23/08/2001 13:00)

Name Primary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&23630FE9&0&0
I/O Port 0x000001F0-0x000001F7
I/O Port 0x000003F6-0x000003F6
IRQ Channel IRQ 14
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), 84.88 KB (86,912 bytes), 23/08/2001 13:00)

Name Secondary IDE Channel
Manufacturer (Standard IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers)
Status OK
PNP Device ID PCIIDE\IDECHANNEL\4&23630FE9&0&1
I/O Port 0x00000170-0x00000177
I/O Port 0x00000376-0x00000376
IRQ Channel IRQ 15
Driver c:\windows\system32\drivers\atapi.sys (5.1.2600.1106 (xpsp1.020828-1920), 84.88 KB (86,912 bytes), 23/08/2001 13:00)
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:45 AM   #10
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iv even made it active and at the top of all partitions using disk administarot, nothin works :s
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:44 AM   #11
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Boot the Red Hat install cd in "Rescue" mode. Then post the output of the "fdisk -l" and "cat /etc/fstab" commands.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:55 AM   #12
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rescue mode does not work either, not at all, it doenst go further than that bit "unable to mount root fs"
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:56 AM   #13
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Instead of "cat /etc/fstab", post the output of these:
mkdir /hd3
mount /dev/hda3 /hd3 -t ext3
cat /hd3/etc/fstab
 
Old 10-01-2003, 09:59 AM   #14
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Make sure you are booting into rescue mode properly:
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...mode-boot.html
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:13 AM   #15
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as soon as a try to boot into rescue mode, all the writing comes, and then "could not find root device "hda3" or wotever hda it is,
 
  


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