Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 48:05
i see this alot, usually when i have an incomplete installation disk and decide aw, what the hey, and type 'vmlinuz' at the boot prompt, it will then tell me to append a boot= option, and if i do, its going to ask me for a driver disk later.. darnit.
today is a new experience for me, i got my first laptop (DELL Latitude LS PIII w/ 20g IBM HD and some other peripherals im not sure about, the RAM is counted in hex and i havent decoded it yet) .. making this whole experience even more challenging .. this thing doesnt even have a floppy drive, let alone a CDROM
fortunately it does have a network card, it took me a while to get PXE figured out (er- functional, figuring this stuff out is more of a 15-20 year goal for me) .. actually PXE is wasnt difficult at all, by necessity, its small, therefore simpler .. not like emacs .. peter anvin rocks!
so im that far ..
maybe a better idea would be to copy a functional distro installation disk into the tftpboot directory and go from there, right now im working with pxelinux.0 (from usr/lib/syslinux/) initrd.img and vmlinuz(from RH9 CD 1)
anyone have any suggestions? smart remarks? know a better laptop i shoulda bought? better distro than RH9 for laptop use? (the latter suggestion i may actually consider)
(insert primal scream here)
have fun all