A friend of mine has attempted to install Caladra Linux on my Pentium-Pro. I have installed Windows NT 4.0 ws using an NT boot manager (bootpart 2.20 for winnt by G Vallant - email@example.com). This boot manager is supposed to work with Linux/NT.
The install goes well with no problems. Upon boot we get this final mssage - Kernel Panic - VFS unable to mount root fs on 03:02 !
NT boots fine on 2 hard drives. The Linux parition is sitting on the same HD as my C drive - the D drive is on a seperate drive (I have 2 drives) both Western Digital 3.2 gig and 2.0 gig.)
My main drive is partitioned as follows: C: 1500 MB, Linux 1449 MB & the Linux swap file is 71 mb. The D drive is a seperate 2 gig HD.
The computer is as follows:
Pentium Pro (p-6) (Custom build)
#9 128-II Imagine 4mb VRAM
AWE 32 SB (disabled - my option)
17" Iiyama Vision Master Pro 17
SuperMicro P6 SNE motherboard
What is causing my problem at boot? Is is the boot manager or the original install of Linux ? Which would be the BEST solution - other than forgetting Linux. I understand compatabillity issues DO exist with them - as does almost anything with NT.
I am nearly 60 years old. I selected NT as my 1st OS as 4.0 had just come out (build 1381). since then I have used NT ws/server and even OS/2 alongside using an NT boot manager - no problems. (I am happy with NT btw)
Anyway - I want to use Linux for the sheer joy of learning it and to say I did it.
H. M. Green