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Re: Boot floppy install issue

Wed, Aug 28, 2002 at 08:44:38AM -0700 wrote:
> Hello,
>    I have an IBM Thinkpad 755c with no CDRom, but i do have a pcmcia nic. 
> I am trying to 
> do the floppy install from the internet. I down loaded the files,

> introduction screen with "boot:" at the bottom. At this prompt i typed 
> "rescue root=/dev/hda1"

If you are trying to install you shouldn't use the rescue boot
argument, nor should you specify the root device.

The rescue,root combination above will work if you already have a
linux system installed on /dev/hda1 and want to boot into it to repair

> and hit enter. the laptop begins to boot up and lots of type gos by then 
> it stops with this error:
> VFS: Mounted root (vfat filesystem) readonly. 
> freeing unused kernel memory:280k freed 
> warning: unable to open an initial console. 
> kernel panic: no init found. try passing init= option to kernel" 

This is what it looks like if Linux gets random data and tries to
interpret it as a root filesystem. 

In short, just hit enter at the boot: prompt and insert root.bin when


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