[RESOLVED] centos 6.2 live wont boot

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[RESOLVED] centos 6.2 live wont boot

Postby hoodcanaljim » 2012/03/01 04:53:22

Hi

Trying ot recover a Dell gx620 that has died. It has winxp loaded and wont boot suggesting that the r option be used when booted from the installation cd.

Booting from the centos6.2 live cd gets the following

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uncompression error
Kernel panic – not syncing:  VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown -block(0,0)


A very similar error is output by puppy linux lupu.

Anyone have an idea what is causing this error??

Thanks for your time
JIm
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Re: centos 6.2 live wont boot

Postby hoodcanaljim » 2012/03/02 22:13:47

Hi

Well to finish this off. While trying to get this to boot up it got to the point where it would not even boot to the bios. At a tech's suggestion I removed all hard drives and tried again. And with a new hard drive I was able to reload her operating system.
It appears the problem was caused by a Virus.

Thanks
JIm

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Re: [RESOLVED] centos 6.2 live wont boot

Postby AlanBartlett » 2012/03/03 03:46:37

Thank you for reporting back with details of what you discovered.

For posterity (and on your behalf) this thread is now marked [RESOLVED].
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