From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0+) Gecko/20020519
Description of problem:
Red Hat will not install on my laptop (even though Debian will.)
Red Hat versions 7.1, 7.2, 7.92 and 7.3 all fail at the same point with the
EXT2-fs: unable to read super block
cramfs: wrong magic
FAT: unable to read boot sector
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev=09:02, iso_blknum=16, block=32
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 09:02
At which point it stops. I have formatted the whole filesystem, installed
Debian on it twice.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put in Red Hat boot media (floppy or CD)
3.Error above obtained. Will only hard reboot
Actual Results: System hangs
Expected Results: Red Hat installation
Can you give some description of the hardware ? CPU, ram, videochipset etc ?
128Mb ram (16 shared with video)
SiS 630 video
6 Gb Hard drive
Please note that I have had Red Hat previously installed on this machine.
After the reported error I have done a full format of the drive and run scan
disk and had no reported errors.
Sorry for the delay
>128Mb ram (16 shared with video)
>SiS 630 video
I've had a report where the "shared" bits somehow got misdetected.
Could you try passing the mem=111M parameter to the kernel and see if that helps?
Yipppeeee, yes it does, I have a functional laptop again.
Thanks very much.
Could you attach the dmesg output from a normal boot?
Maybe I can see something that indicates what's up (or maybe there's nothing
special.. who knows)
That worked very well indeed.
Thanks very much :-)