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Old 03-17-2004, 08:09 AM   #1
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Problem in istallation of Red Hat 9


every time i try to install Red Hat 9 i have issues. the installation allways exits abnormally. I have a dual boot 120 gigs hd. one 30 gigs partition has win xp. and i want to use 10 gigs of the free space for linux.

somebody told me that i should change the cd's becuase they were the problem. but i did that and still keeps doing the same. another thing someone told me to do was a linux noprobe in the installalation, but htere, the only thing i could modify was the cin.

i have a ms-6378 board with an integrated Trident Video card.

the last error i got was this:

code: 66 39 53 0c 8b 7b 20 74 2e 85 f6 89 fb 7f eb 45 83 fd 02
UFS: cannot open root device or 48:05
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel Panic:UFS:Unable to mount root fs on 48:05

i have checked if the drive has errors, but it doesnt (by using seagate disk tool)

what can i do??? please help me
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:10 AM   #2
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This would belong better (and get more replies) in the Red Hat forum.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 08:38 AM   #3
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I would suggest using another distribution, because RH is going to stop its support in about a month. Try Fedora, it's basically a copy of RH. I'm not sure but i think Fedora is still kinda buggy though.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 02:31 PM   #4
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get Mandrake 10.00
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:18 AM   #5
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I ran into this error yesterday when I attempted to boot a HP ProLiant DL580 after I finished the RedHat 9 installation. I have spent a few hours this morning googling this matter and have come across two common solutions.

The first referes to modifI ran into this error yesterday when I attempted to boot a HP ProLiant DL580 after I finished the RedHat 9 installation. I have spent a few hours this morning googling this matter and have come across two common solutions.

The first refers to changing the path for the root. In my case I am using grub, so edit the boot options ('e') and look for a line that contains:

root=LABEL=/

substitute this with:

root=/dev/hda0

or whatever the specific location of your root partition, if different.

The second option refers to a problem in properly identifying and handling the amount of RAM in a system. Here the suggestion is to modify the boot configuration ('e' if using grub), by first locating the line that terminates with:

root=LABEL=/

and append as:

root=LABEL=/mem=exactmap mem=640k@0 mem=<X>M@1M

Where <X> is the amount of ram in the box in MB -1 MB (i.e. 1024 MB ram would be 1023M@1M)

Unfortunately I will not be able to get back to Maryland to try these solutions until sometime next week.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 11:17 AM   #6
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Fortunately the first solution that I tried seemed to resolve my problem.

When the grub boot screen came up, I hit 'e' to edit my entry, Selected the line that included “root=LABEL=/”, hit 'e' again to edit this line, and replaced this section with “root=/dev/cciss/c0d0p2“ (which is where root currently is on this DL 580 box). Then I pressed 'b' to boot and it worked (no kernel panic).

Remember that if this solves your problem, you will want to make this change permenet by editing your boot configuration file. In my case the file is

/boot/grub/grub.conf

Be sure to make the same changes here as were made before.

I hope that this helps.
 
  


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