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2 boot error

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:23 pm
by frbaresi
I'm a newbie with minimyth.
I'm trying to boot from a USB pen. I've followed the manual install tutorial, but when i try to i get the message " could not find kernel image:linux"
If i use 'mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n minimyth /dev/sdb1' , when i boot the usb pen, the system loads the 'kernel' and loads the 'rootfs', but i got the message :
"Decompressing Linux....Parsing ELF...done
Booting the kernel
Kernel panic-not syncing:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (1,0)"

my sylinux.cfg file:
"DEFAULT minimyth-ram

LABEL minimyth-ram
KERNEL kernel
APPEND ro root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk_size=96000 initrd=rootfs


Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:46 pm
by Pablo
That usually happens when rootfs has been corrupted. I have noticed in the past that copying files on to flash is not always reliable.

If you run md5sum on rootfs both your hard drive and on the flash drive, do you get the same value?

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:57 pm
by frbaresi
Thanks for the help
I think I haven't get what you're trying to say. I ran md5sum on the directory that contains the files that i've directly download from the minimyth site . I also ran md5sum on the directory where the flash was mounted. After that, I used 'cat' to see the obtained file's content. The content is equal.

Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 12:01 am
by frbaresi
what can I do to get the rootfs uncorrupted?

Posted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:50 pm
by Pablo
frbaresi wrote:what can I do to get the rootfs uncorrupted?
Sorry, I do not know.

What motherboard are you using? Have you been able to boot other distributions from the USB pen drive? The reason that I ask is that I have had some motherboards that claim they can boot from USB, but I could never get them to do it reliably. For those motherboards, I added a CF-to-IDE converter and booted from compact flash.

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:57 am
by frbaresi
Thanks. Now I'm using a virtual machine and I have no problems