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    Installation prob with RHEL4.0


    Hi all
    I am a newbie in Linux
    I have installd new RAM of 1 GB
    I istalld RHEL4.0 on SATA HD with disk druid ystrday but after rebooting
    it showed this error

    mkrootdev: label / not found
    Mounting root filesystem
    mount: error 2 mounting ext3
    mount: error 2 mounting none
    Switching to new root
    switchroot: mount failed: 22
    umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
    Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    can anyone tell me what to do?

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    Have you tried older RAM again? Is it booting up fine with that?
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    hi,
    i tried 2 figure out that maybe the boot loader wasnt finding the MBR to boot from.
    while installing the options presented to me were:
    "YOUR BOOT LOADER WILL BE INSTALLED ON /dev/hdi (which is my IDE HD)"
    will this mean that my WinXP wll be replaced by RHEL's KERNEL?
    i did not take a chance & removed the power cable of my IDE HD & tried installing a fresh copy of Linux 4 onto the primary partion but after all the long installation process & reboot, "KERNEL PANIC" error again.
    & wats with the installation? my colleagues seem to instal it successfully...


    my SATA HD is Seagate /dev/hdg & IDE HD is samsung /dev/hdi
    while manual partitioning i have done the follwng:
    / (system root) 6gb primary partition
    /boot 500mb prim partition
    /swap 2gb (twice my ram)
    /vfat 2gb
    1st i chose / as location of grub boot loader--> same error
    next i chose /boot as location grub boot loader--> same error
    next i connected the powr cable back to my ide hd & chose the default /dev/hdi (ide hd) as my location for boot loader
    while booting it shows 3 OS choices:
    1 RHEL smp --> KERNEL PANIC
    2 RHEL up ro root (or something) --> KERNEL PANIC
    3 Other (Win XP) which boots fine after it is selected

    can any1 tel me JUST WHERE am i going wrong?
    pls help.
    Last edited by swisschock; 02-28-2008 at 11:31 AM. Reason: additions

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    Boot up from any LiveCD and execute fdisk -l command. Post output here.
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    Kernel Panic after RHEL installation

    hi,

    i read about LiveCD 4 da 1st time & think it to be like VirtualPC concept in Windows.
    Which one to download:
    "olpc-redhat-stream-sdk-build-385-20070407_0019-livecd.iso"? Its abt 300MB
    There is a huge list.


    2nd doubt:
    I have also dwnloaded an RPM file frm VMWare site:
    VMware-workstation-6.0.2-59824.i386.rpm (for Linux) {So (as i heard) again it is a kind of VirtualPC tool}. I think it Will be recognised only after installing RHEL4.0. Then will i hav 2 deploy this package & run VMWare by loading Linux on a Virtual platform?
    will u please tell me its exact function & how to operate on it?

    thanks for ur precious comments

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    Installation prob with RHEL4.0

    hi
    how do i take the screen shots of the installation & post it here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by swisschock View Post
    Hi all
    I am a newbie in Linux
    I have installd new RAM of 1 GB
    I istalld RHEL4.0 on SATA HD with disk druid ystrday but after rebooting
    it showed this error

    mkrootdev: label / not found
    Mounting root filesystem
    mount: error 2 mounting ext3
    mount: error 2 mounting none
    Switching to new root
    switchroot: mount failed: 22
    umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
    Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    can anyone tell me what to do?
    hi,
    when i am installing red hat enterpise version 4 in sata hard disk, some error occured like driver not found.then it will restarted.how to solve this problem?

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    Type linux all-generic-ide at boot prompt.
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