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Old 02-03-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
vin1956
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Loading Linux onto slave hard drive


Hello...
I'm a newbie to Linux and to this community and hope someone could give me some direction. I'm having difficulty loading Simply Mepis 7 on my second hard drive.

Here's my configuration:
HP Pavilion a 302x Desktop
Celeron 2.5 ghz/ 400 mhz frontside bus
2 gb ddr ram

HDD 1- 60 gb
Dual boot: Win 2000 & Win XP Pro.

HDD 2-10 gb

My situation:
I installed Mepis on HDD 2 as primary master drive. Rebooted and system loaded Mepis fine.
Reconfigured back to HDD 1 (Windows OSs)as primary master drive and HDD 2 as primary slave.
I then went into the bios and changed boot sequence to HDD 2 and it wouldn't boot into Mepis (I was able to install Ubuntu 8.04 and worked with this configuration just fine).

Here's the message I got when I tried to boot into Mepis with HDD 2 drive:
"Kernel panic-not syncing: no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel".

I bet if I change the configuration back to HDD 2 as primary master drive it would work (I haven't tried that though to see).

I don't want to load Mepis on HDD 1, I want to keep the OSs separate.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Vin
 
Old 02-03-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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