Linux Install: "unable to mount root fs on 0b:00"

Linux Install: "unable to mount root fs on 0b:00"

Post by Tom Flaniga » Wed, 02 Oct 1996 04:00:00

This is driving me nuts I hope someone can help me with this...

I just got a portable computer with a CD-ROM drive in it and I'm trying
to install RedHat 3.0.3 from a CD.  I'm useing RedHat's program for a
diskless install and I think I have choosen all of the correct
parameters.  First off I was not sure of the SCSI device so I have tried
them all.  Next I have no network devices.  Finally I set the CD-ROM
device to be SCSI.  After this I start the install process and it
freezes when it gets to:

Kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 0b:00

I looked this problem up in some of the Linux archives but I did not
find any answers there.  Can anyone help me with this?



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1. kernal panic:VFS: Unable to mount fs on 0b:00.


Recently I purchased a set of 4-cd's with redhat which wont work.
I am using floppyless installation directly from CD which means I run
redhat.exe from dos.
Equipment is pentium 75 with buslogic scsi,1gb disc (scsi 0) and cd
(scsi 2).
I follow the instructions during installation but is getting
kernal panic.:VFS: Unable to mount fs on 0b:00

Then I have to reboot.

There is an option that gives me possibility to give "further
parameters" but I cant find any info about how to give these

Can anybody help me?


Kjartan Iversen

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