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Old 10-12-2005, 12:24 AM   #1
mohitvashisth
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Question problem in installing fc4 kernel panic can't mount VFS


Hi Everybody


I have intel 915gav motherboard with intel 3.0 HT with inbuilt Graphic Adapter,Sound,and LAN,Seagate 80 GB Sata hard disk

I am tring installing fc4 dual boot with windows 2000 prowith sp4.I have two NTFS partition for windows and 20 GB partition for LInux.

When i tried to install fc4,It gives me

Couldn't fid valid RAM disk image starting at 0VFS cannot open root device"<root =null> or unknown block (8,3)

Karnel panic cannot mount VFS and it stop installing fc4 and struct at this point

Any body has a solution or any advice please use my g mail id mohitvashisth


Please help I am a new person in linux and want to install linux

Thanks in advance

Mohit Vashisth
 
Old 10-12-2005, 03:21 AM   #2
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Hi,

How did you formated the linux partition? The best choice are ext3 or raiserfs filesystems. Also you should make at least 3 partitions: root, home and swap.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 04:23 AM   #3
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Hi,

How did you formated the linux partition? The best choice are ext3 or raiserfs filesystems. Also you should make at least 3 partitions: root, home and swap.
why at least 3 partitions ????
only root and swap will work.
moreover if you have very high RAM ( 1 GB ), u even don't need to have swap ( i think so ).
i know "swap" could be a hot topic to discuss. So i would not like to be a part of this hot discussion b'coz everyone have different theory about the size of "swap"


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Originally posted by mohit....
Any body has a solution or any advice please use my g mail id mohitvashisth
No one will do that. Everyone is suppose to have access to the solution of every problem.
Do what ever you want to do in this "open" forum only.

By the way where are you installing the boot loader.........in MBR or somewhere else.

regards
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:54 AM   #4
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Hi,

It is recommended to have the home installed on separate partition so in case of system reinstall (if you decide to change the distribution or reinstall it) you will not lose your data. I agree, in your case you don't need swap partition. But that is not so important. What about your linux partition format. Did you use Partition Magic to create and format this partition? What is it file system?
 
Old 10-12-2005, 06:42 AM   #5
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Hi,

It is recommended to have the home installed on separate partition so in case of system reinstall (if you decide to change the distribution or reinstall it) you will not lose your data. I agree, in your case you don't need swap partition. But that is not so important. What about your linux partition format. Did you use Partition Magic to create and format this partition? What is it file system?
but what's the need of having separate "home".... have a separate partition but don't make it as /home.....let be as it is............just mount it in /etc/fstab. Thats it.

making common home in case of having more than one linux distro on your machine sometimes creates problem. So its not advisable to have a common one.

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Old 10-12-2005, 11:47 AM   #6
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Question Thanks for your reply but prob still there

hi

Iam very thankful for your reply but,I was not able to get to the formatting rhe partition.
In the starting while installing windows,I made three parts out of which two were made for windows and the third one is left untouched(30 GB C drive,25GB D drive, 20 gb left for linux).Now when I try to install fc4 on the boot prompt I write Linux SDA=9729,255,63 the CHS value and it shows one or two pages of some line and then it gives
Ramdisk Couldn't find valid RAM disk starting at 0
VFS Cannot open root drive "<NULL>"or unknown Block(8,3). and it struct there.
I was not taken to formatting of partition.
Lokking forward to your help

Thanks

Mohit Vashisth
 
Old 10-13-2005, 12:58 AM   #7
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Re: Thanks for your reply but prob still there

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Originally posted by mohitvashisth

Ramdisk Couldn't find valid RAM disk starting at 0
VFS Cannot open root drive "<NULL>"or unknown Block(8,3). and it struct there.
I was not taken to formatting of partition.
Lokking forward to your help

Thanks

Mohit Vashisth
i just googled this , its a long discussion.
I haven't read that in detail b'coz have to go to college.......will see it later on.
Till then u try yr hand on it.

regards
 
Old 11-02-2005, 02:20 AM   #8
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The problem resolved
Its really weired but it worked,

On the boot prompt i write anything weired then an error message came and then pressed enter and it started installing fc4.
I know its weired but it worked,i got this solution from some where else but this method has been tried by more then 300 persons and it worked for all


thanks For your help and concern

Mohit Vashisth
mohitvashisth@gmail.com
 
  


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