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I tried to clear this up with the people at phatlinux but have gotten no replies.
Recently installed phatlinux xp. When I try to start it using the linux.bat file located in the c:\phat folder I get the following error message.
kernel panic unable to mount root file system
root file system not found
set root= variable in startup file
I can edit the linux.bat file no problem and have tried
adding root=hda and root=hda1 and root=c and root=c:
but none of these work.
Question: What do I put after root= to clear this up?
I only have one master HD.
Phatlinux runs without a separate partition, uses Fat or NTFS. You boot into Dos and then run the linux.bat in the c:\phat folder and bammo..Linux.
I have tried lots of various distros but need one that will run without having to partition. Live CD's I have tried don't store any information so you have to setup the desktop each and every time you reboot so this seems a better way to go.