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Old 08-05-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Installing SuSE 9.1 Personal from CD

This my first attempt at installing a linux system, and I know nothing about linux, but I thought it was about time I dumped ms, so I downloaded suse personal 9.1 iso from there website and burned it using nero 6.

Then I boot up the computer and I pick the option to install then it starts to install then stops and brings up this message:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block0
crc error
VFS: Cannot open root device "<nuul>" or unknown-block(8,5)
Please append correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,5)

Then it freezes,
I've tried to burn it again but got the same result, any help would be greatly apricated, at the moment I'm currently running 1 HDD with winxp on a ntfs system and 1 DVD drive and 1CD/RW.
Old 08-05-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
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I'm a newbele mysef... but i know what i'm doing... kind of... if that makes sence...

Anyways, sounds to me like either you've downloaded the 64bit version (when i ran a search on it came up with 64bit stuffs) or there's something wrong with your HDD.

Do you really still want MSWin? if you don't burn your stuff to cd, get a 98 boot floppy and run FDisk and delete the partitions... thats what i would do anyway... but don't take my work on it

hope i've helped a little

Old 08-05-2004, 04:40 AM   #3
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I fixed the problem, I just used Mandrake 10.


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