Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65272
Bad: Installer crashed
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
The instalation does not work.
Whatever option I choose for boot sequence, I reach to "Kernel panic"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start the instalation of RedHat Linux 7.3 from a local boot floppy disk
2.On the first screen, choose anything you want.
Actual Results: The instalation is stopped and I see the followings on the screen:
EXT2-fs: unable to read superblock
cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:00, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:00
Expected Results: The instalation should pass this and eneter the second stage ...
My configuration is:
AMD Duron 700, 128M SDRAM, 40G HDD Maxtor, GeForce2 MX400 video card.
Please test your cd using 'linux mediacheck' to boot the installer, then run the
The same thing happens! It is before specifying where is the instalation disks ...
It is simply, after booting from the floppy disk, enter any option (even "linux
mediacheck") and press <<Enter>> key. Then it begins to load initrd.img and
vmlinuz, then, after one screen or two of output on the display appear the text
I wrote it above. And that's it!
I even tried to install Mandrake 8.2, and the result was exactly the same!
This appears to be a kernel issue, reassigning.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
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