Ok so I am on the phone to a client,
He has the following problem; on booting his Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake he gets the following,
Loading essential drivers OK
Mounting root file system...
And that is as far as it goes. it just hangs there even on cdrom live cd and install cd boots for Ubuntu 6.06.
I have no Idea what is happening or why it is not booting I have been dealing with this guy and teaching him Linux for the last year and we haven't come across that problem before.
I have been using Linux full time for over 3 years and I have done my fair bit of buggering about and I have never come across this problem myself. Due to the amount of buggering about and modifications(including compiling my own kernel several times) etc I like to consider my self a fairly advanced Linux user and until know I had not come across a problem that I could not solve even via phone to another user.
I have absolutely no Idea what is wrong with it I have faint memories of such an error in my earlier days of Linux usage although that will have been nearly 6 years ago back when I still had a dual boot system and I have no recollection of how it was solved and so any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated.