Re: Dual Boot Problem
Partition 1: 35g - Windows XP (ick - for my wife & kids)
Partition 2: 1g - /
Partition 3: 1g - Swap
Partition 4: 500m - /tmp
Partition 5: 5g - /var
Partition 6: 75g - /usr
Partition 7: 20g - /home
Patrick Moroney wrote:
I'm trying to install Debian Sarge stable as a second operating system
on a 200 gig drive and not having a lot of success. The installation
goes fine; I install Lilo in the MBR, the system goes for a reboot and
then I get the following errors upon reboot:
What version of windoze? What does the rest of the partion table look
like? How have you tried to setup the linux partitions?
request_module[block-major-3]: Root fs not mounted
VFS: Cannot open root device "302" or 03:02
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on 03:02
Please note, the reboot is unsuccessful, I never get to the step where
it asks to set up mail or create a root password. I just get the
above message. I can't scroll up to see any of the other messages.
To recover and make the system so that I can at least boot back into
windows is using a dos boot disk, do a "fdisk /mbr" - clear out the
MBR, and then using debian's fdisk, blow away debian partions, and
mark the windows NTFS as bootable. This has worked many times being
as I've tried Lilo, Grub, and GAG as boot loaders - all successful.
The machine is x86 box with ASUS motherboard, AMD 1800 CPU, gig of
RAM, ATI video card, and Audigy sound card. Windows occupies the
first 35 gig of the 200 gig board.
Should I make the system so that it will only boot into debian with a
floppy? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Also note, I'm running Woody at work no problem, but when I try to
install Woody at home, the natsumi driver does not work for my Netgear
ethernet card - and therefore cannot complete the installation.