xcaliber1234 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 24 03:38:55 EST 2006
Hello, my name is buster..
I resently came across an ibook with a broke cd-rom. As the newest OSX will
not run on the ibook, @500mhz with 128 megs of ram. I desided to install a
linux distro. After research it seemed that debian was the best option. So
installed, and got it working with a 2.4 kernel. Well that wasnt good
enough for me. So installed the newest 2.6 kernel, rebooted and the 2.6
kernel started and paniced with (VFS: Cannot open root device "hda4" or
unknown-block(0,0) Please append a correct "root=/" boot option. after 2
days of reading i got back into the 2.4 kernel with the Yaboot command (
hd:4,/vmlinux.old ). Ok, so i try again. I install the kernel again, this
time not forgeting to run mkofboot, and ybin. So i reboot, and i get yet
again (correct "root=/). AHHH!!! Aparently vmlinux.old was copied over. So
now i have a /vmlinux and /vmlinux.old that boot into a 2.6 kernel that
panics at the "root=/".
ive tryed hd:4,/vmlinux root=/dev/hda4 ro
i know for fact /dev/hda4 is correct as i looked at my fstab before i
rebooted this time.
Is my ibook toast? Am i missing something? Please help!
Thank you, Buster.
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