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Okay, I just recently purchased a laptop from ebay and turned it on, and I get the following errors: ACPI: BIOS age (2000) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to ...
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    Linux XP not working


    Okay, I just recently purchased a laptop from ebay and turned it on, and I get the following errors:
    ACPI: BIOS age (2000) fails cutoff (2001), acpi=force is required to enable ACPI
    Invalid compressed format (err=2)
    Kernal Panic- not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

    Any idea's on what might be causing this?
    -Chris

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    Sounds like some modules that don't get loaded after someone tried to build a kernel. That VFS error is normally caused because a user didn't build a new initrd or didn't specify it in the systems /boot/grub/grub.conf file.

    I would download a new distro and install from scratch.
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