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Old 06-13-2005, 12:42 AM   #1
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Upgrading from Redhat 6 to 9


Hello,

I have a pc with redhat 6 on it that I want to upgrade to redhat 9. I know the documentation says you can upgrade directly from 6.2 to 9.

The system picks up the redhat 9 cd and autoboots. When I press enter to start the install, it fires up a load of messages and then I get the following :-

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

Is there anyway I can kill or format the system so I can start a fresh install of redhat 9 ?

Cheers

SPH.
 
Old 06-13-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like a problem with the CD more than a problem with your system. In any case, any install CD will give you the opportunity to completely wipe your hard drive. Oh, and you should go with Fedora Core if you want something up to date -- RH9 is showing its age and out of support now.
 
Old 06-15-2005, 11:43 AM   #3
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Exclamation Careful!!!

Be cautious, Fedora Core (from my experiences) is a bit like windows, you are the beta tester for their "final" release. I love redhat 9 because it was one of my first distros. The only reason me and my friends ditched it was because "mandrake was so much better" which we all know now is stupid. I find it useful to have an RPM distro laying around, so I keep redhat 9 on one of my partitions. It's a great middle-road distribution.

Btmiller is right, probably an install cd problem, bad burn or bad download. I had similar probs. If you are using Firefox 1.0 I think it is, it has trouble with large file downloads, so switch to 1.04 or whatever the newest version is.

Need further help? Wanna switch to Slackware? Just post back!!

best of luck,

slackwarebilly
 
  


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