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Please forgive my ignorance but I really need your help guys.. I haven't even used Linux yet ever, and am trying to install Mandriva Limited Edition 2005. I firstly tried ...
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    Kernel Error


    Please forgive my ignorance but I really need your help guys..

    I haven't even used Linux yet ever, and am trying to install Mandriva Limited Edition 2005. I firstly tried installing it on my laptop however it didn't like my SATA Controller HD. So I created an ext2 partion and a swap file on my Lacie 250Gb external USB 2 harddrive. The installation went well however when I tried to boot linux up it says:

    Mounting root filesystem with flags noatime
    mount: error 6 mounting ext2 flags noatime

    .......

    Kernel Panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.


    Can anyone help Because I would really like to start using Linux.


    Thanking you all in advance

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    show us your /etc/fstab file, I think your problem lies therein...
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    Hi Thanks for replying so fast1

    How would I be able to do that, I can see the file in partition magic on windows xp by using the browse function but I can't view it. any suggestions?

    Thanks

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    I'm not sure if you can from xp...try a linux livecd to view and modify if need be...
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