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Old 02-10-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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Root= variable problem with phat linux


I tried to clear this up with the people at phatlinux but have gotten no replies.
Recently installed phatlinux xp. When I try to start it using the linux.bat file located in the c:\phat folder I get the following error message.

kernel panic unable to mount root file system
root file system not found
set root= variable in startup file


I can edit the linux.bat file no problem and have tried
adding root=hda and root=hda1 and root=c and root=c:
but none of these work.
Question: What do I put after root= to clear this up?
I only have one master HD.

Thanks in Advance
 
Old 02-10-2006, 10:13 AM   #2
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You install it from within a dos/win environment??

C: D: etc have no meaning in Linux, hda is your first drive, hda1 is first drive first partition, so which partition is it?
 
Old 02-10-2006, 10:42 AM   #3
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Whhaaat? I don't get it. linux.bat? WTF? First of all, phatlinux is not very well known. Try some known distro, because, as a newbie you may have problems with the CLI. Welcome to LQ, btw.
 
Old 02-10-2006, 11:31 PM   #4
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Phatlinux runs without a separate partition, uses Fat or NTFS. You boot into Dos and then run the linux.bat in the c:\phat folder and bammo..Linux.

I have tried lots of various distros but need one that will run without having to partition. Live CD's I have tried don't store any information so you have to setup the desktop each and every time you reboot so this seems a better way to go.

Any clues?
 
Old 02-11-2006, 03:57 AM   #5
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No clues about phat, but LiveCD's like Slax or Knoppix can store their data on a harddrive or on the www.
 
  


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