[oclug] Installing Debian on a MacII
willy at debian.org
Fri Jul 25 10:47:46 EDT 2003
On Fri, Jul 25, 2003 at 10:37:55AM -0400, Albert Cardarelli wrote:
> I was booting Debian Linux on a MacII when the Penguin 19 Bootloader gave me this
> last message: Kernal panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:04 I gave it
> the command line to root=/dev/sda4, where there is a pre-partioned 312 meg root
> partiiton waiting for the kernal data... the type of partition is reported to be
the kernel is looking for a root _filesystem_ there (and will subsequently
look for /sbin/init). you need to have created a filesystem on that
partition including whatever bits of userspace are needed to get init
running. the kernel ignores the partition type.
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