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Re: VFS mount failure on i810 system

"Mark Lanett" <mlanett@parrotchat.net> writes:

> I had some stuff laying around, including a Supermicro 370SED board (i810
> chipset), so I decided to build a testing box. However I can't boot it.
> Using either woody or potato, any boot disk flavor (compact, idepci, etc) I
> always get:
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00
> I've looked in the archives and it sounds like this is a ramdisk issue, and
> that this problem occurs for people using their own kernels. However the
> boot disks which should have all that built in.
> The way I'm booting it by having all the disk images on a FAT partition,
> booting from DOS, and running the install batch file.

Ah, I suspect we have a bad bug in the installing from DOS option.

> What is the initrd/ramdisk stuff sensitive to? Bios settings, memory? Is
> there a way to boot without a ramdisk?

I bet the batch script there is just wrong.  Or perhaps ldlinux has a

I haven't really heard of people having this problem when booting from
floppies, CD, or TFTP.

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

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