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Re: can't load root disk

Michael Walter <michaelgwalter@home.com> writes:

> VFS: Insert root floppy and press ENTER (I did)
> [MS-DOS fs rel. 12, fat 16, check=n, conv=b,vid=0,gid=0,umask=022]
> [me=0x7b, cs=-348, hf=186, fs=44863, f1=3456, ds=818751, dc=61894,
> data=822621, se=53237, ts=1123548049, ls=2013, rc=0, fc=4294967295]
> Transaction block size = 512
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00
> =======
> At this point the system is locked up. What could I be doing wrong?

Are you using 'dd' to create the floppies?  RAWRITE seems to have some
known problems.  If you have to write from DOS, you might have better
luck with RAWRITE3 (I've been told), or you could use the "files in
DOS partition, floppyless install" option.

Other causes:

 - bad floppy

 - need to use the  floppy=thinkpad  bootarg

...Adam Di Carlo..<adam@onshore-devel.com>...<URL:http://www.onshored.com/>

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