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Thread: Knoppix 4.0 DVD HDD Install issue

  1. #1
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    Knoppix 4.0 DVD HDD Install issue

    Hi Guys,

    I am a Linux Beginner and had various installations of knoppix and kanotix on my machine before.
    After a while my latest Installation did not work any more so I decided to install Knoppix 4.0 on a new 20GB Hdd.

    I made a 18GB Linux and a 2GB Linux swap and Knoppix installs everything without a Problem.

    On a reboot from HDD I get this:

    Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting Kernel

    and then

    Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS : Unable to mount roof fs on unknown-block(3,1)

    The PC is a Fujitsu 700mHz with 256 MB Ram

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    I have excatly the same problem and cannot figure it out. I have tried all different ways and one time it did boot but could not find my ethernet connection. I am mostly using Mephis and debian and have no problems. The Knoppix live DVD works great but I cannot install it to the hard drive without the kernel painc happening. I have tried it on 2 different systems. I use sudo knoppix-installer.

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    Boot from the CD, mount the partition that holds the Knoppix install and post the contents of the file /boot/grub/menu.lst (from the mounted partition, not otherwise). Most likely the entry in the configuration file points to the wrong partition.

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    I had the same problem.

    Try this.....It worked for me ....... I noticed that the boot sequence tried to detect my dvdrw as a hardrive and could not synchronize with it. I just changed the bios for my dvdrw to auto and removed the secondary slave hard drive.

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    # menu.lst - See: grub(, info grub, update-grub(
    # grub-install(, grub-floppy(,
    # grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
    # and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

    ## default num
    # Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
    # the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
    #
    # You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
    # is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
    default 0

    ## timeout sec
    # Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
    # (normally the first entry defined).
    timeout 5

    # Pretty colours
    color cyan/blue white/blue

    ## password ['--md5'] passwd
    # If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
    # control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
    # command 'lock'
    # e.g. password topsecret
    # password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
    # password topsecret

    #
    # examples
    #
    # title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
    # root (hd0,0)
    # makeactive
    # chainloader +1
    #
    # title Linux
    # root (hd0,1)
    # kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
    #

    #
    # Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

    ### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
    ## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
    ## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

    ## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

    ## ## Start Default Options ##
    ## default kernel options
    ## default kernel options for automagic boot options
    ## If you want special options for specifiv kernels use kopt_x_y_z
    ## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
    ## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
    # kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro ### isk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791

    ## default grub root device
    ## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
    # groot=(hd0,0)

    ## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. alternative=true
    ## alternative=false
    # alternative=false

    ## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
    ## e.g. lockalternative=true
    ## lockalternative=false
    # lockalternative=false

    ## altoption boot targets option
    ## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
    ## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
    ## altoptions=(recovery mode) single
    # altoptions=(recovery mode) single

    ## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
    ## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
    ## alternative kernel options
    ## e.g. howmany=all
    ## howmany=7
    # howmany=all

    ## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
    ## e.g. memtest86=true
    ## memtest86=false
    # memtest86=true

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.12 Default
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 ro ### isk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791
    initrd /boot/initrd.img
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.12
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.12 root=/dev/hda1 ro ### isk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.12
    savedefault
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel memtest86
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86.bin
    boot

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel memtest86+
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    boot

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

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    I am having the exact same problem as pt-1. My menu.lst file looks identical to the one posted above.

    I am trying to install Knoppix 4.0 as a VMWare Workstation 5.0 image.

    PC specs are:

    P4 3.4GHz HT
    2GB RAM

    VMWare image is setup to use 512MB RAM, 10GB HD, and full processor power.

    If anyone know how to remedy this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance!

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    servus


    ich habe fast die gleiche Fehlermeldung:

    Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS : Unable to mount roof fs on unknown-block(3,3)

    knoppix ist auf hda3 installiert.

    hier der auszug aus der menu.lst:

    title Debian GNU/Linux, kernel 2.6.12 Default
    root (hd0,2)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda3 ro ### isk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=de apm=power-off nomce quiet vga=791
    initrd /boot/initrd.img
    savedefault
    boot


    was ist denn falsch daran?

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    So has any one actually found a solution to this problem yet

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    Same problem here.

    I have installed the knoppix CD to /dev/hda2
    I also found that when I do the following I have no permissions to /dev :

    Code:
    mount /dev/hda2
    chroot /mnt/hda2 /bin/bash
    There is something wrong with /dev. I got a lot of messages which says it has no permission to /dev/null.
    Also grub couldn't find a harddisk (also permission problem, I think) and lilo gives me also permission problems. Seems that the installer don't create the /dev directory correctly.

    I have tried to link the original /dev to /mnt/hda2/dev. But that doesn't the trick. I also tried to chmod 777 en chmod root:root (as long I'm logged in as root) the whole /dev. But it wasn't a succes.

    I'm also stuck...

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    Problem "Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS" - Eine L

    Hallo,
    ich relebte auch das Problem "Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS" mit KNOPPIX V4.0.2CD,
    und eine Loesung gefunden. Habe gerade auch in einer anderen Stelle vorgestellt;

    http://www.knoppix.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21272

    Einfach den Eintrag " ### isk_size=100000 ...usw." in /boot/grub/menu.lst umschreiben wie folgt:
    "ramdisk_size=100000 ...usw."

    Mir ist nicht klar, ob dieses "###" absichtlich eingesetzt wurde oder wegen eines Bugs in knoppix-installer.
    Jedenfalls hat diese Loesung funktioniert, mindestens bei mir.
    Ich hoffe es kann Euch helfen.

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