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Old 02-23-2002, 02:02 AM   #1
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Arrow Kernel panic


I tried installing RH7.2 this is what i get!
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Mounting root filesystem
Device not ready: make sure there is a disk in the drive
sda: READ CAPACITY failed
sda: status=1, message=00, host=0, driver=28
sda: I/O error: dev 08:00 sector 0
unable to read partition table
mount: error 123 mounting ext3
pivotroot: pivot_root (/sysroot, /sysroot/initrd) failed:2
Freeing unused kernel memory: 232k freed
kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
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Well what does it mean, and could someone solve it!
 
Old 02-23-2002, 05:06 AM   #2
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Kernel panic = Not good
Your best bet is to do a re-install although there is ways you can fix it, not easily though.
If you do want to fix it without re-installing I'm sure someone else here can help you.
Good Luck

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Old 02-23-2002, 05:36 AM   #3
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Me wanna fix it. I like learning stuff the hard way. Now i hope someone can help me fix it, I'm getting desperate!

BTW i was told by someone that if your trying to install Windows and LInux on separate partitions in 1 HD. Then Windows should be loaded in the first partition...why is this so?
 
Old 02-28-2002, 01:57 AM   #4
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Well i use KDE in RH7.2..is there a way take a screenshot of the desktop without gimp!!!!
 
Old 02-28-2002, 11:48 PM   #5
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Is this error happening during install or did is error occur after install like during first boot.?

During install did you format those partition you created?

Now guessing it's one of 2 things either you forgot to format your partitions or perhaps there's a problem with ext3 kernel support in the kernel created during install.

In either case I wouldn't know how to fix it other than reinstalling it. If it's a redhat kernel config issue than you might need to format partitions as ext2 then after install convert to ext3 do all other editing need like to fstab and recompile kernel with both ext2 and ext3 support but not as module . Just a suggestion except for fat which I could care less about since I don't run window at home all my compiles have file systems and hardware compiled into kernel and not as module)
 
Old 03-01-2002, 01:10 AM   #6
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windows should be installed in the first partition for one reason : it's just easier that way. windows doesn't like sharing a hd - and will attempt to erase anything already on the drive. so, get windows on first, then partition, then install linux.

moving on, the kernel panic you're getting is linux not being able to find it's own installation medium. is there anything unusual about the box you're trying to install on? i've read about problems similar to this with incorrectly wired cd-rom drives, but it's a bit of a long-shot guess.
 
Old 03-01-2002, 02:03 AM   #7
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windows should be installed in the first partition for one reason : it's just easier that way. windows doesn't like sharing a hd - and will attempt to erase anything already on the drive. so, get windows on first, then partition, then install linux.
isajera how do you conclude that windows partitioning was the problem from the kernel panic message.

If he installed linux followed by windows windows would have wiped or rewritten his mbr made by linux deleting lilo assuming default lilo install or unless he booted from diskette

Installing linux on system first followed by linux without a fat partition first existing would have require fdisking again with windows version. because in order to install window it must start within the first 1024 cylinders of first hdd

but if it is true that you want to have both windows and linux on one hd

then yes you would need to perhaps fdisk you hdd with windows version (hint only fat fdisk what you will need for windows) If you have a 10gig hd and need only 5gig then fdisk only 5gigs worth. then of course format it. That was windows won't ever mess with your other portion of hdd.

next install windows

next install linux on the rest of hdd not already assigned to windows (be certain on formating the partitions created for linux)
during install say yes to create boot diskette along with just putting lilo on hd.

oops one more thing if it's a scsi then you must tell linux during install that what it is if not it will assume regular ide.

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Old 03-01-2002, 02:12 AM   #8
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sorry isajera didn't see sidomatics previous post pertaining to this
 
  


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