HPFS: hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS, kernel panic

HPFS: hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS, kernel panic

Post by Mark Corni » Mon, 22 Aug 1994 18:55:07

I managed to get Linux set up on my hard drive (made partitions, installed
kernel & required files, installed Lilo, etc.) but the boot bombs with:

HPFS: hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root

This happens whether I boot direct from the hard disk, or with the Linux
standard boot disk.

I'm using Slackware 2.0.0 from SunSite (disks a1, a2, a3 only) on a Gateway
P4D-66 (486DX2, 8 mb RAM, 8 mb swap) with the Western Digital 540MB drive
(changes made to CMOS as suggested in the Slackware FAQ.) Linux lives on
a 250MB partition.

I've probably forgotten to do something really obvious. If anyone could
point out this obvious thing I've forgotten, I'd appreciate the help.




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1. hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS

alright, after my third linux installation and crash, I'm rather pissed.  
Please post or e-mail your interpretation of the following:

after booting from lilo, i get the partition check which comes up with
hda1 (DOS) and hda2 (linux) properly.  It then does the MSDOS mount.  Next I

HPFS: hpfs_read_super: Not HPFS
kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root

Now why the hell is it trying to mount my linux partition as an HPFS (OS/2)
partition?  or does it think my DOS partition is OS/2?  From fdisk, my partition
types are properly set to 83 (Linux native) and DOS 16-bit FAT.  I haven't done
anything out of the ordinary on my DOS partition, however, one of the crashes
appeared to be after I ran speedisk on my DOS partition.  

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks.


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