Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 100966
Installer crashed after loading RAMDISK
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
When I try to install Red Hat 9 the kernel crashes in it's loading phase. After
then main screen comes up from booting the CD, I hit enter and it starts
loading the kernel. It will return the following lines.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
crc error<6>Freeing intitrd memory: 2640K freed
VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 48:05
Please append a correct "root=" boot opion
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 49:05
I know it's not a media problem as I have checked the md5sum of the iso and
burned it 3 different times. I have installed all other linux versions
beginning with 7 with no problem and the only thing that has changed is I
installed a 2nd hard drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert CD-ROM
2. Hit Enter at prompt
Actual Results: Kernel panic
Expected Results: anaconds would load
You're getting a CRC error reading the initrd. If you've burned multiple times,
are you sure that you don't possibly have a bad cdrom drive? You might try
booting from floppy to see if that works better.
Booting from a floppy doesn't work eithor.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/