I'm very new to Linux and am trying to install Ubuntu 8.10 onto a USB memory sick.
I've followed the instructions on:
I've also created a boot CD (Machine will not boot from USB) using the instructions on:
All seems to go well whilst going through the instructions, but when I boot it comes up with the following:
[ 0.748459] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.748572] EDD information not available.
[ 0.748908] VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(8,1)
[ 0.749031] Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
[ 0.749157] Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)
I'm guessing that it's not finding the USB memory stick, any suggestions on what I've done wrong?
I would try this on a machine which does boot from USB, but unfortunately I don't have one.