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Bug 4483 - systems with too much ram choke on the stock boot.img
Summary: systems with too much ram choke on the stock boot.img
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-08-11 22:35 UTC by leaf
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-09-25 03:17:37 UTC

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Description leaf 1999-08-11 22:35:55 UTC
Trying to boot from either the cd or a boot floppy will give
an error of:
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:21
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:21

I'm not sure if this happens on IDE-only systems, but the
system i encountered this on had an aic7xxx-type scsi
controller controlling both the CDROM and the disk.

Passing `linux mem=128M' got the install rolling.

Even a better error message would be enough to close this

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-09-25 03:17:59 UTC
This is fixed with syslinux-1.45 in the new installer.

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