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