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Im am a first time user of linux trying to save some information off of the hard drive on my laptop which had a unrecoverable windows boot error. When I ...
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    kernel panic- not syncing.....


    Im am a first time user of linux trying to save some information off of the hard drive on my laptop which had a unrecoverable windows boot error. When I start up the laptop with the knoppix 5.1 disk installed i get the first menu where you hit enter to start linux from cd then when I do that I get a message
    "Kernel panic - not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(1,3)"

    can someone give me an idea of what this means and where to go from here


    thanks'
    Champ

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    ok, for the info of anyone else who may experiance this problem, i had to type in the command "knoppix mem=128M", from the reading ive done i guess that my board didnt pass the memory size test?, well it at least its working, now to figgure out how to use it

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    How much RAM do you have? You can pass actual RAM size. Knoppix will work faster with more Memory.
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