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Old 09-28-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 8388608 crc error


After installing 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13etch3, and immediately rebooting after Update manager said installation was complete, I am getting the following error messages:

RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 8388608
crc error
VFS: Cannot open root device "hda1" or unknown-block (0,0)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

What do I need to do to recover from this error? I would very much appreciate step-by-step instructions.

A similar machine underwent same upgrade w/o problems. Both PCs are legacy and have operated well.

John
 
Old 09-30-2007, 05:55 AM   #2
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Hi,

Check your Grub/Lilo configuration (partitions match...). If you have no idea what to look for, post /boot/grub/menu.lst(/etc/lilo.conf) here along with a description of your partition table. Use LiveCD if you can't boot at all.

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:20 AM   #3
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Thank you for your help. I have access to grub> What command do I use to get listing of /boot/grub/menu.lst ? Sorry, I am use to OS made in State of Washington.

On the Live CD, where to I get step-by-step instructions on how to make and how to use? Stuff on LiveCD web site assumes that you know what you are doing. I do not know what I am doing.

John
 
Old 10-13-2007, 03:41 PM   #4
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Quote:
I have access to grub>
You mean youhave access to the GRUB console, or the GRUB directory?

What you need to do is quite simple; just run :
Code:
$sudo fdisk /devhda
$nano /boot/grub/menu.lst
maybe nano will not work, in that case ,use vi. then modify your menu.lst accordingly to what is your root partition. If you don't know how to do that, just post the output of both commands here, and I'll try to talk you through it.

Serafean

P.S. : The Debian update may have left the old kernel, try booting that.

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