Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Add » Wed, 25 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Just trying to boot Redhat 6.0 on a 2*500MHz DS20 and it bombs out on
loading the root fs from the ramdisk.

I've downloaded the generic-up-223.img and the updated (28 May 1999)
ramdisk.img

When I boot it asks for the ramdisk floppy and then says;

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
[MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 16,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]
[me=0x37,cs=25755,#f=114,fs=3392,fl=2642564,ds=307153928,de=28015,data=307155746,se=32,ts=1224736768,ls=51808,rc=0,fc=4294967295]
Transaction block size = 512
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

Am I doing something wrong or is this method of installation broken ?

Cheers,
Addy.

 
 
 

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Xiaozhou Qi » Wed, 25 Aug 1999 04:00:00


You can use redhat 5.2 's ramdisk or specify CD-ROM as root. The booting command is like the following:

P00>>boot  dva0 -fi vmlinux.gz  -fl "root=/dev/scd0".

You may get more information about installation procedures in my website.

Wish you luck!

Xiaozhou Qiu

http://www.iol.unh.edu/linux/alpha/
Linux Consortium
Interoperability Lab
UNH


> Just trying to boot Redhat 6.0 on a 2*500MHz DS20 and it bombs out on
> loading the root fs from the ramdisk.

> I've downloaded the generic-up-223.img and the updated (28 May 1999)
> ramdisk.img

> When I boot it asks for the ramdisk floppy and then says;

> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> [MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 16,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]
> [me=0x37,cs=25755,#f=114,fs=3392,fl=2642564,ds=307153928,de=28015,data=307155746,se=32,ts=1224736768,ls=51808,rc=0,fc=4294967295]
> Transaction block size = 512
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

> Am I doing something wrong or is this method of installation broken ?

> Cheers,
> Addy.


 
 
 

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by fer.. » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00




Quote:> Just trying to boot Redhat 6.0 on a 2*500MHz DS20 and it bombs out on
> loading the root fs from the ramdisk.

> I've downloaded the generic-up-223.img and the updated (28 May 1999)
> ramdisk.img

> When I boot it asks for the ramdisk floppy and then says;

> RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> [MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 16,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]
> [me=0x37,cs=25755,#f=114,fs=3392,fl=2642564,ds=307153928,de=28015,data=307155746,se=32,ts=1224736768,ls=51808,rc=0,fc=4294967295]
> Transaction block size = 512
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

> Am I doing something wrong or is this method of installation broken ?

I had the same problem, and went hunting on Deja.com.  There I found lots
of people with the same problem, lots of people giving strange answers
because they didn't understand the problem (which occurs at the *very*
beginning of installation, while the installer kernel is booting), and
Neil, who suggested that there was a memory limit on the RedHat
installer.  Lo and behold, dropping my system back from 1 Gig to 256 Meg
fixed the problem.  Betcha it fixes it for you too.  I hope I can add it
back after the installation is done....


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Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Xiaozhou Qi » Sun, 12 Sep 1999 04:00:00


If you are using generic-up-223.img, you will certainly meet problems with
RH6 ramdisk. The  reason is that Generic-up-223 kernel does not support RH6
ramdisk's file system ( romfs).
If you can solve the problem by decreasing memory, probably your SRM version
is not the latest.

Xiaozhou Qiu
Linux Consortium
Interoperability Lab
UNH


> > Just trying to boot Redhat 6.0 on a 2*500MHz DS20 and it bombs out on
> > loading the root fs from the ramdisk.

> > I've downloaded the generic-up-223.img and the updated (28 May 1999)
> > ramdisk.img

> > When I boot it asks for the ramdisk floppy and then says;

> > RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
> > [MS-DOS FS Rel. 12,FAT 16,check=n,conv=b,uid=0,gid=0,umask=022]

[me=0x37,cs=25755,#f=114,fs=3392,fl=2642564,ds=307153928,de=28015,data=30715
5746,se=32,ts=1224736768,ls=51808,rc=0,fc=4294967295]
> > Transaction block size = 512
> > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 01:00

> > Am I doing something wrong or is this method of installation broken ?

> I had the same problem, and went hunting on Deja.com.  There I found lots
> of people with the same problem, lots of people giving strange answers
> because they didn't understand the problem (which occurs at the *very*
> beginning of installation, while the installer kernel is booting), and
> Neil, who suggested that there was a memory limit on the RedHat
> installer.  Lo and behold, dropping my system back from 1 Gig to 256 Meg
> fixed the problem.  Betcha it fixes it for you too.  I hope I can add it
> back after the installation is done....


> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Share what you know. Learn what you don't.

 
 
 

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Carl Laffer » Thu, 16 Sep 1999 04:00:00



>If you are using generic-up-223.img, you will certainly meet problems with
>RH6 ramdisk. The  reason is that Generic-up-223 kernel does not support RH6
>ramdisk's file system ( romfs).
>If you can solve the problem by decreasing memory, probably your SRM version
>is not the latest.

I have run into the same problem using the noritake kernel on an alphaserver
800 5/333 that I am trying to rescue fron NT-hood..
Is there any way of creating a ramdisk that the kernel will read??
 
 
 

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Add » Fri, 17 Sep 1999 04:00:00




I managed to boot the RH6.0 ramdisk image using the 2.2.10 img from

http://www.iol.unh.edu/linux/alpha/started.html


>>If you are using generic-up-223.img, you will certainly meet problems with
>>RH6 ramdisk. The  reason is that Generic-up-223 kernel does not support RH6
>>ramdisk's file system ( romfs).
>>If you can solve the problem by decreasing memory, probably your SRM version
>>is not the latest.

>I have run into the same problem using the noritake kernel on an alphaserver
>800 5/333 that I am trying to rescue fron NT-hood..
>Is there any way of creating a ramdisk that the kernel will read??

 
 
 

Redhat 6.0 ramdisk floppy installation failure

Post by Carl Laffer » Sat, 18 Sep 1999 04:00:00





>I managed to boot the RH6.0 ramdisk image using the 2.2.10 img from
>http://www.iol.unh.edu/linux/alpha/started.html

Tried the 2.2.10 and got no where...
my only luck has come from the noritake kernel but
not having a good CD-Rom (not right FS) of redhat
I am stuck.

Just finally ordered from www.hardata.com one that
is supposed to work based on the 5.2 redhat.

 
 
 

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