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Old 07-09-2003, 04:12 PM   #1
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WinLinux anyone?


Hey guys. I'm trying to install Winlinux 2001 on a machine with 95.
Dont have a clue about any Linux.

Have had a few problems which I have sorted most but stuck with: Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

In the documentation it says:

If installed correctly and when booting stops with error message: No int found: its because loader was unable to automatically find the hard drive partition where WinLinux was installed.
Then it tells you what to put in the configuration. Which I have done. ( /dev/hda1 ) If I take this out it gives a Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01

Any idea's???

 
Old 07-10-2003, 02:32 AM   #2
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anyone?
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:29 PM   #3
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Welcome to LQ

Sorry buddy, but I don't think you'll find too many of us here who have used/currently use WinLinux. The closest I think you'll see is Mandrake:
www.linux-mandrake.com

If you actually paid for a copy of WinLinux I think you get some tech support with that, you might consider using it.

Good Luck



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Old 07-10-2003, 12:54 PM   #4
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If I were you I'd try a real-linux distro. Try Mandrake, as MasterC suggested...
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:56 PM   #5
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I was going to say that too, but I resisted.

WinLinux is a thing for just trying out Linux. It's a total cop-out for people who are too afraid to take the plunge.

Jump in with both feet and get a distro like Mandrake, RedHate or SuSE. You'll be glad you did.
 
Old 07-10-2003, 02:26 PM   #6
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Mandrake is good, but if you want to avoid repartitioning, installation, and configuration, then I would suggest downloading and trying Knoppix. It's a bootable CD with excellent hardware detection that runs a Linux-based system entirely off the CD. No, you can't save files or anything like that (without some extra work), but it will let you play with a Linux-based system to decide if you want to install a full-fledged distribution.

Just to reiterate, Knoppix will NOT do anything to your hard drive.

Knoppix
 
Old 07-10-2003, 04:38 PM   #7
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Yeah, Knoppix is a great look-see distrobution...

I had forgotten about it thanks for bringing it up Dark_Helmet
 
Old 07-11-2003, 01:21 PM   #8
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Thanks guys. I'm a Windows guy who as decided that there must be more to a point and click world.
Think I'm going to buy a "real" Linux.
Wish me luck!
 
Old 07-11-2003, 07:45 PM   #9
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Good Luck! Which one did you decide upon?
 
  


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