Linux system wont boot. Not sure what to do :(
Posted on 2005-03-25
Hey fello EE'ers, I just got a compaq presario on my bench thats running linux on it ( I think the exact distro is "gentoo"). The estimate only said "check machine for problems" so you can imagine my slight shock and suprise when I saw the system going through a linux load process when i powered it on. I've tried to boot the system three times and it keeps freezing at the exact same spot in the process. Here are the last two lines that the boot process generates before it pauses:
EXT2-fs: ide0(3,3): Couldn't mount because of unsupported optional features (4).
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:03
Now, despite being an IBM techie for the most part, I have had enough experience with linux operating systems to have a pretty good ideal of what the system is trying to tell me. I'm just dont have much of a clue at to what my next (or first) move should be.
If anyone could help out, i'd really appreciate it. Late ^_^