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Bug 100966 - Installer crashed after loading RAMDISK
Installer crashed after loading RAMDISK
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-07-28 00:11 EDT by Chris Boyle
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:56 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:41:21 EDT
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Description Chris Boyle 2003-07-28 00:11:08 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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert CD-ROM
2. Hit Enter at prompt

Actual Results:  Kernel panic

Expected Results:  anaconds would load

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-07-28 12:04:04 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Chris Boyle 2003-07-29 05:56:24 EDT
Booting from a floppy doesn't work eithor.
Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:41:21 EDT
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

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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