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Old 06-07-2004, 01:32 PM   #1
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A common problem here.

I am the user of Redhat, Mandrake and Lindows. The problem which I am going to discuss is little bit difficult to understand and it is common, I mean I am not facing it now but we often face it. I am giving an Example.

Few days ago I installed Windows XP . At that time I got 2 HDDs. after Installing XP I installed Lindows. I started Lindows then I reboot my system and when I tried to start XP it didn't started becouse the Lindows bootloader couldn't locate the partition where XP was Installed. Then I remade my whole partitions and only attached 1 HDD to system. Then I first Installed XP and then Lindows. Now both of them working very nicely. Then I attached my second HDD to the system. This time I first booted Lindows first. It booted and detected the Second HDD nicely and mounted them. Then after rebooting I started XP it also detected it. But when next time I tried to boot Lindows it gave me error like

Kernel Panic: No Init found: Try passing init= option into kernel

I remember that before that it gave errors that it couldn't detect the root partition.

2ndly the same problem often occured with Mandrake 9.2. I didn't see this type of matter in Redhat.
I got a very good system with XP and Mandrake in working condition with only 1 HDD. After few days of installation of these OSs I installed 2nd HDD. I booted XP first. it detected it and when I booted Mandrake the same problem occured.

Can any one tell me that why this situation creats. What are the reasons and what is the easiest and simplest solution of this problem because I solves it by destryoing all partitions and Data on my Master HDD which cost me expenisive from the point of view of data storage as well as from the point of view of Time.

Last edited by adil_haroon; 06-07-2004 at 01:35 PM.
Old 06-08-2004, 04:45 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: KARACHI
Distribution: WIN 98, WIN XP Pro, Mandrake 9.2
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I face the same problem often. But I face it only with Mandrake 9.2. And I got only one Hard Disk. The problems ocurred whenever I make a new partition or when I make change in my disk partitions. Although this all I do with Partition magic and on Logical drives. I never touch Primary and Linux partition with it. The problem with me occured that the Mandrake boot loader couldn't locate the Mandrake's root Partition. I also solve it by destroying all data and partition on hard disk.
I don't know the reason of that and waiting for an answer here.
Please any body help us. Please...


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