Bug 4483 - systems with too much ram choke on the stock boot.img
systems with too much ram choke on the stock boot.img
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Matt Wilson
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Reported: 1999-08-11 18:35 EDT by leaf
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-09-24 23:17:37 EDT
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Description leaf 1999-08-11 18:35:55 EDT
Trying to boot from either the cd or a boot floppy will give
an error of:
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:21
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:21

I'm not sure if this happens on IDE-only systems, but the
system i encountered this on had an aic7xxx-type scsi
controller controlling both the CDROM and the disk.

Passing `linux mem=128M' got the install rolling.

Even a better error message would be enough to close this
bug.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-24 23:17:59 EDT
This is fixed with syslinux-1.45 in the new installer.

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