Re: debian won't boot: Inspiron 600m, Windows XP dualboot
On Mon, 14 Apr 2003 17:59:15 -0500
John Greaton Wohlbier <email@example.com> wrote:
>> I have an inspiron 600m that I am trying to set up as a
>> dual boot with debian and XP. For now let me just say
>> that the debian boot process (from floppies) doesn't work
>> (apm bios not found, kernel panic, etc.). Before explaining
>> the problem in detail to this list or debian-boot
>> I would like a way to generate a log file of the boot messages.
>> Is there a way to generate such a log file?
>I don't think so as from your description these messages happen before
>there is any filesystem mounted that you could log to. The floppy you
>booted from isn't a proper filesystem.
>Have you tried the versions of the boot floppies with different kernels?
>There is one called safe which says it works around some buggy BIOSes
>and the ide-pci version doesn't have APM support so may work better on
>on your local debian mirror.
I have now tried both "safe" and "idepci" flavors with the same results.
Furthermore, with the idepci flavor I have tried some boot parameter
arguments as suggested in the help
boot: linux oapic aic7xxx=no_probe
with the same results. I have typed the final several lines of the
Can anyone help!?!?
VFS: Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER
request_module[block-major-2]: Root fs not mounted
apm: BIOS not found.
VFS: Cannot open root device 02:00
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:00
John G. Wohlbier