Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13117
boot fails from cd RH6.2 when RH6.1 installed
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
I have the following machine(s):
dell gx200, 2x30 gig ide drives, zip, dvd-rom (ide), and cd-rw (scsi),
I successfully installed 6.1 with boot disk and cd. However, when I go to
upgrade to 6.2. I get the following error:
hdb: hdb1 hdb2 <hdb5 hdb6 hdb7 hdb8 hdb9>
RAMDISK : Compressed image found at block 0
crc error VFS : Cannot open root device 08:34
Kernel Panic : VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:34
This morning, however, I was able to take an identical machine without 6.1
installed and do a fresh install on the bare hdb disk....actually install
is running now.
One final point. The diskette boot image I grabbed boot-20000407.img and
turned into a diskette failed on both machines with the message:
SYSLINUX 1.45 1999-06-14 Boot failed
I have taken cd image from redhat and from mirror and compared. They are
the same. I have checked diskette and it seems fine.
I checked google.com and saw other people with this problem (kernel
panic), but as yet have not found a solution.
I was able to get it to upgrade by booting off the cd by doing the following.
Change the boot sequence to be diskette/idecdrom/harddisk.
And put the rh 6.2 cd into the internal dvd (cd-rom) player.
However, it definitely fails if I try to boot the rh 6.2 cd from my external cd-
rw that is hanging off of adaptec 2930 card.
So in a sense this is sort of resolved.
The CRC error is indicative of the bios or scsi bios having stomped on or
image being loaded - very odd