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Old 11-14-2002, 02:18 PM   #1
bobthebear
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Angry What the heck?


Hey guys and gals. I am installing RedHat 7.3 on a Compaq with 64Megs of Ram running at 200MHz. This is a Proliant 2500. I am getting the following error when attempting the installation:

"...........
...............
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:00, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:00"

Does anyone know what this is, and how to fix the problem? I had a problem at first in getting the installer to recognize that I had enough memory installed, but I quickly resolved that problem. Now I have this. Any help would be GREATLY apperciated!

John Mays
 
Old 11-14-2002, 03:43 PM   #2
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At what point during installation does it do this?
 
Old 11-14-2002, 03:53 PM   #3
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As soon as I start the installation. Like, I would hit "enter" to begin the process, and it goes through a number of lines, probably 20 or so (which i indicated as "......................") and then it gave me that error.
 
Old 11-14-2002, 04:45 PM   #4
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well, sorry i cannot help u very much but at least explain what that means.
u have to reformat the harddisk. ext2 is a 2nd extension format of hd. the filesystem check finds a bad magic number and cant do a thing with this hd.if u had already installed linux u could run programs to fix that like e2fsck - but...
good luck, maybe someone else has a better idea
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Old 11-14-2002, 04:50 PM   #5
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could it be because that server hase multiple hard drives that are all mapped as 2 drives? It has 3 hard drives installed. Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 11-14-2002, 04:58 PM   #6
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OK, so these 20 or so lines. . .is it detecting your HD and other hardware properly? If not you may need to manually enter hardware parameters at the boot prompt, as I assume you did to get it to recognize your memory ie:
mem=64M

It may help to post all the kernel messages here. . .
 
  


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