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Old 10-05-2003, 06:39 PM   #1
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Lightbulb for those of you that remember--- »»

i posted approx. a week + ago in regards to a error with the install of Red Hat 9. the responses pointed me in the direction of the md5 checksum of the ISO. i had to redownload the ISO image's on 56krap and then i did a checksum on them. everything checked out and this time i did not delete the ISO's but i did burn them to CD. i am still getting the same error and here is the whole thing that i get when trying to install.
---»»NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/smp for Linux NET4.0.««---
---»»RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0 ««---
---»»crc error<6>Freeing initrd memory: 2640k freed ««---
---»»VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 48:05 ««---
---»»Please append a correct "root=" boot option ««---
---»»Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 48:05 ««---
"This is as far as it ever gets"
although i do not plan on using this distro of linux at this time i would really like to know what is the trouble so if i encounter it while installing Slackware i will know what to do.
any and all help very much appretiated.

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Old 10-05-2003, 06:44 PM   #2
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---»»Please append a correct "root=" boot option ««---
this is asking for the correct boot partition, perhaps something like........mount root=/dev/hda7 ro
Old 10-05-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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I thought maybe it had something to do with that last time i had this trouble, but the reply's i received more or less pointed me towards a bad image or ISO. i guess part of the reason why other's thought that is because it should auto run from the command prompt and install root if the ISO image checks out and is not corrupt. as i am much the newbie in regards to Linux install have no idea lol . i will try your advice out and see what happens from there.


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