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Newbie install boot error?

Kev
2005-03-01
2013-05-09
  • Kev
    Kev
    2005-03-01

    Installed colinux 0.6.2 onto G partition 'cos not enough C drive space  - and WinPcap all onto Windows 2000.

    My xml config file:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <colinux>

        <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\G:\coLinux\redhat_9_shrike-i386-disc1" enabled="true" />

        <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\G:\coLinux\swap_device" enabled="true" />

        <bootparams>root=/dev/cobd0 </bootparams>

        <initrd path="initrd.gz" />
       
        <image path="vmlinux" />

        <memory size="128" />

        <network index="0" type="tap" />
    </colinux>

    I run: colinux-daemon.exe -t nt -c default.colinux.xml

    All seems oK til end:

    NET: Registered protocol family 17
    RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
    VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
    VFS: Cannot open root device "cobd0/redhat_9_shrike-i386-disc1" or unknown-blo
    (0,0)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

    Thanks

     
    • Where'd you get the redhat_9_shrike-i386-disc1 image?  It should be a plain jane image file with no partitions and no headers or offsets.  If it's an VMWare or any other image, then it probably won't work without converting.

       
    • Kev
      Kev
      2005-03-01

      From the person in the next room! By image I understood an iso file? so I used that. I am just learning about Linux and have been testing various installations, some great ones like MEPIS. So what is an image in this context? There is a lot of new/different jargon to learn...

       
    • you can't install linux from a cd iso (until a little edit) so you need to download a file that contains a preinstalled distribution and use it as a real harddisk under colinux

      you can get a fedora core (similarm to redhat)image here at sourceforge http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/colinux/colinux_minimal_fedora_core_1.zip?download

      there is a nice howto inside)

       
    • Kev
      Kev
      2005-03-02

      OK thanks, I'll try that first.

       
    • Kev
      Kev
      2005-03-02

      Still same error. Parameters are now:

      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
      <colinux>

          <block_device index="0" path="\DosDevices\G:\coLinux\colinux_minimal_fedora_core_1.zip.ig@" enabled="true" />

          <block_device index="1" path="\DosDevices\G:\coLinux\swap_device" enabled="true" />

          <bootparams>root=/dev/cobd/0 </bootparams>

          <initrd path="initrd.gz" />
         
          <image path="vmlinux" />

          <memory size="128" />

          <network index="0" type="tap" />
      </colinux>

       
    • Kev
      Kev
      2005-03-02

      Sorry! with this message

      RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
      VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
      Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

       
    • You need to uncompress the image you downloaded from SF to an file, then point your XML config to the uncompressed file.