anybody got any idea what this means?:
HPFS: hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
The kernel which is so distressed is the linux 2.0 kernel from BasicLinux 1.7 (which is based on Slackware 3.5). There's three ways to load BasicLinux, you can run it from true DOS mode, where it uses loadlin to kill DOS and runs from RAM, you can install it to your hard drive, or you can use their script to make 2 custom DOS bootdisks which start to load DOS and then run loadlin to boot BasicLinux. This last method is the one i am currently using, to get a feel for this linux before my new (actually an old pentium 75Mhz) laptop arrives, which will be BasicLinux's ultimate destination.
Anyway, i eventually got the WinME crippled version of DOS to make me the bootdisks (which involves quite a bit of trial and error and the deletion by hand of some of the less necessary DOS files off the boot disks at a crucial moment) (WinME is the only version of windows i have), only to find that DOS loads from the bootdisk, loadlin executes, the kernel starts booting up for 50 or 60 lines, then it deposits the above message onscreen as the last two lines of its output and hangs.
Interestingly it loads into BasicLinux no problem at all on my mate's Compaq P866 15E desktop machine, but when i try it using the same floppies on the laptop (with SiS chipset) i get the aforementioned error.
Any idea what's going on?
thanks in advance...
edit - actually, it looks (from what google told me) like this is an error that has something to do with not having drivers, or kernel support or something like this, for the type of disk or filesystem that i am trying to use. This is kind of odd to me since this distro of linux loads entirely off the FAT formatted floppies directly into 4MB of RAM, with NO disk access whatsoever. so what's the problem? weird...