kernel panic, newbie, ppc 7200

Subject: kernel panic, newbie, ppc 7200
From: Drew M. Talley (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 10:15:10 MDT

I am installing YDL on a PPC 7200/90 (I understand that it is not
supported officially, but that it WILL run). I installed off of a
new CD I just bought, and when the machine boots in linux, everything
seems happy (sees partitions, etc) until:

VFS : cannot open root device 00:00
Kernel panic: vfs: unable to mount root fs on 00:00

The particulars: PPC 7200/90, 192 MB RAM, loading onto an external
500 MB HD (so I put the bootx control panel, extension, and .img
files onto the internal Mac OS). 65 MB swap partition, 420 MB root
partition. Default packages installed.

While I am a complete linux newbie, I am marginally computer-savvy (I
started with a Commodore 64, used DOS forever, and now am a Mac
person). I followed the instructions for installation (in the pdf
manual) to the letter, and yet.....


Drew M. Talley
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Dr
La Jolla, CA 92093-0218
(lab) 858.534.3579, (fax) 858.822.0562

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