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I had a similar problem with kernel panics. My problem was that lilo hadn't been configured to load my new kernel image so it tried to load a 2.2.4 image. Unfortunately I was using ext3, which was unsupported by 2.2.4 so I couldn't boot until I used another machine to make a barebones bootdisk of 2.4.18 and fix the problem. So if you use ext3 filesystems make sure your kernel will support them.
Originally posted by snower13 in windows xp i used rawrite in command prompt
Not to bash Windows, not like I'd ever do that, but I'm not certain rawrite will work properly from an XP machine. Remember, MS is now in a silent guerilla war with Linux to make certain everything looks cool for the DOJ and Linux dies. If you've got a 98 or Me or eek, a 95 box around, it should work from there.
ha! i those 2 hard drives had 98 on them well i got one extra box...but what other people have said...if the cds are meesed up then making diskets off a bad cd would be no good. so im just gonna borrow cds from a friend. ill let yall know if it works or not.
The CD is probably fine, I've been reading up on the bootable image sections of CDs and the new things that most Linux distros have moved to, even slackware, has issues with very quick CDroms, and certain BIOSs, and sometimes 800Mb CDs... its just a jungle out there really. If you can read the data from machine, then its most likely fine, but if you had a linux box around, and were able to check the image's md5sum, that would be pretty much brilliant.
I had the next messages when installing RedHat 7.2
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02
After try a lot, I found Tht it worked when I enter in the set up of the computer and selected the optimal settings, and then changing only the primary boot device to CD. I seems to be a board setting problem, so you can try changing some options on your own computer