Boot problems, and advice regarding partitions with linux
Hi, i just decided to try Mandriva 2007, but i wanted to keep my xp, so i decided that dual booting would be the way to go.
My first question is, if i installed on the right partition? I have 1 SATA hdd which had 2 partitions before installing linux. 1 with windows xp, and the 2. for storage.
I then decided to create a 3. partition with ext3, and then a 500mb swap partition ( i did this during installation)
When in windows, which boots fine, i see that my
1. partition is primary and active.
2. is logical, and not active.
3. is ext3 logical and not active
4. is swap
2-3-4 is all in an extended partition.
I'm wondering if this is all screwed up or if the configuration could actually work?
Now when i boot up, any way i try and boot linux it has the same problem.
It stops after:
"Creating root device
mkrootdev: label linux (what i called my linux partition obviously) not found
no resume device specified
echo: cannot open /proc suspend2 /do_resume for write :2
mounting root filesystem /dev/root
mount:error 2 mounting ext3 flags default (it tries this 2 times more with a little change, but no succes)
switching to new root
error opening dev/console!!!!!: 2
unmounting old /proc
unmounting old /sys
switchroot: mount failed: 22
Kernel panc - not syncing: attempted to kill init!"
I'm all new to linux, so i can only hope i provided useful info about all this.
I'm pretty informed about basic windows, partitions and filesystems, so thats why i jumped into it without really being sure how. see i should have done my homework now :)