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Old 02-06-2004, 01:03 AM   #1
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unable to install linux 8.0


While trying to install Redhat 8.0 linux on my computer I get the follwing error.
crc error<6> freeing initrd memory
EXT2-fs:unable to read super blocks
cramfs:wrong magic
FAT:unable to read boot sector
kernel panic:vfs:unable to mount root fs on 09:02

My system is Intel PIV D845GLLY Motherboard, 80Gb 7200Rpm Harddisk and Intel 8.0GHz processor. Please help me?
Old 02-06-2004, 05:48 AM   #2
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Sounds like either your hard disk is corrupted or the installation program did not format the partition properly. Did you do that step when you were installing? If there is an option to "format and check for bad blocks" I would do that and try to reinstall.

Oh yes, are you installing to a partition or to an entire hard drive?

Good Luck
Old 02-06-2004, 08:00 AM   #3
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A re-install might be in order. Sounds like the kernel is asking for the wrong things. You might try the easy install if you did the advanced one (since your partitions are likely formatted) or the advanced one if you let the installed decide what to do (since it seems to have made an incorrect choice). See if there's an option to install the kernel without the ramdisk (initrd). Sometimes its pointing to the wrong places. Your disk is likely ok, but the kernel and the initrd are likely looking for a config file that's not where it(they) expect it to be. So that you know more about what is happening at this stage of bootup, you may want to head over to and read the install manual (skim it if you want). That way, you'll know what is happening when and you'll know what is likely to be wrong. Probably one line in the config file.
Old 02-06-2004, 09:26 AM   #4
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Try red hat 9, it is a lot better. It will handle better.
Old 02-06-2004, 09:34 AM   #5
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Hey frens,

My problem is solved after I changed RAM.

Old 02-06-2004, 11:23 AM   #6
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:01 PM   #7
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Rep: Reputation: 30 was obviously a mistake, the highest you could possibly get is 3.4 or something with an overclocked pentium 4 w/HT extreme edition
if you can manage to get those both in one board...which I don't think you can(anyone know if anything other then zeon can do dual, you would still be short of 8.
Old 02-06-2004, 12:15 PM   #8
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8G? lol - should read" somewhere deep in the heart of intel/amd", instead of "nepal".
im sure he meant redhat8.0


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