Here are my system specs:
P150 on Supermicro P5STE Motherboard (upgraded) AMI v.2.2
64MB 70ns RAM
Maxtor 1.6GB IDE HD
IDE 45X ATAPI CDROM
Linksys LAN16 Ethernet Adapter
Conner 2MB Tape Drive Accelerator Card @(IO-360/IRQ-6/DMA-2)
Standard SuperVGA Video Card(Recognized by Linux) [can't remember name, sorry]
Anyway, my problem started ever since I tried installing the boxed CD version of Red Hat Linux. First, I tried installing a Server Class installation (Since I plan on using this box first, as a gateway/proxy to the internet via cable modem, then as a firewall/email/web/file server later on in pieces. So, I figured that the Server Class install was the way to go.
I install and had numerous problems with freezing during the copy process. I figured it must be memory related and play with my BIOS settings. I find an errata on Red Hat's Site describing how my MB (SuperMicro P5STE) has had problems with lockups and to try to d/l the latest firmware updates seems to fix those lockup problems. I do that and upgrade my firmware.
I get the Server Class installed, only to realize that ever though during the install process, the XFree86 stuff had been copied, I could not "startx". So, I decide to scrap the Server Class install and, instead, try the Gnome Workstation class install.
Now, this went fine (a few lockups), but I got it installed. I go to reboot from the hard drive and it locks up in the middle with the message, "Kernal panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:06". I have no clue what this means. I think it means it couldn't mount my root file system, I think. Anyway, the boot process freezes there and I cannot do anything else.
So that my problem. My main goal in this whole process is to loadup my box so that I can have a gateway/proxy/firewall to begin with. But I would also like to use SAMBA later and create a file/print/DNS/LOGIN server for my WIN9X/WIN2K machines in the future. I wouldn't be running this box to do anything else.
Can someone help me out or point me in the right direction to install/resolve this?