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heres what i have: ubuntu on sda3 fresh gentoo on sda2 swap on sda1 and im getting this error shown in the picture (too much to type) here is the ...
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    Gentoo not booting, getting error: kernal panic


    heres what i have:
    ubuntu on sda3
    fresh gentoo on sda2
    swap on sda1

    and im getting this error shown in the picture (too much to type)

    here is the good part of menu.lst:
    Code:
    title		Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-18-generic
    root		(hd0,2)
    kernel		/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-18-generic root=UUID=2c8bde31-cf09-40a5-ac95-659536d1833c ro quiet splash nmi_watchdog=0
    initrd		/boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-18-generic
    quiet
    
    title		Gentoo
    root		(hd0,1)
    kernel		/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda2 
    initrd		/boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5
    let me know if you need anything else and thank you thank you
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    Do you have support built into your kernel for your ATA/SATA/SCSI chipset? Might want to make sure it's getting loaded -- you might be able to watch genkernel trying to autoload modules to see whether yours shows up, or build a kernel by hand to know for sure.

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    Why do you have this:
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    root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda2
    Have you tried just setting it to "root=/dev/sda2?" That seems to be what it's complaining about.

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    I get the exact same error on my machine. It starts off nicely, then there is suddenly a kernel panic and everything just stops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalheadGautham View Post
    I get the exact same error on my machine. It starts off nicely, then there is suddenly a kernel panic and everything just stops.
    Have you tried to remove extra parameters and use actual root partition instead of /dev/ram0 in grub.conf file?
    Code:
    kernel  /boot/xxxxx   ro   root=/dev/xyz
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Have you tried to remove extra parameters and use actual root partition instead of /dev/ram0 in grub.conf file?
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    kernel  /boot/xxxxx   ro   root=/dev/xyz
    I am using the live CD. You sure these are applicable for the (poorly designed) gentoo live CD ?
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    I am using the live CD. You sure these are applicable for the (poorly designed) gentoo live CD ?
    No. AFAIK, This wont work with LiveCD and yes, Gentoo LiveCD is poorly designed. Never worked for me.
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