Kernel Panic during install
Posted on 1997-05-21
I have the following machine config and I'm planning to use both drives for linux so I fdisk both disks and didn't partition it at all for DOS usage.
2 1GB IDE
4x IDE CD-ROM
32 MB RAM
No OS on machine
I created the bootdisk using rawrite.exe as instructed then booted the PC. I have the red-hot CD in my CD-ROM and was planning to install it that way. After reboot, the PC goes to a boot: prompt and I press Enter. For a while, it started detecting all the hardware on the PC and it seemed to go fine.
The first error I received was when it was checking hda. Both hard drives were detected fine earlier. I received something like Device I/O error (and some hex number). After 3 of the same error message, it prompted me for a disk (I think it was something like VFS?). I press Enter since the only disk I had was the boot disk. It gave me 6 more of
the same error message, then it says: KERNEL PANIC:... (I don't remember the exact error message).
What does this mean and how do I fix it so I can complete the install?
I haven't even gotten to the screen where you can select the monitor