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#1 2011-05-22 17:03:57

RenK
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Registered: 2010-11-27
Posts: 6

BootCD stuck on Intel P3

Hello,

I am sorry for the vague'ish thread title but I couldn't think of anything. Here's the problem. Any help would be appreciated since I'm at a loss for ideas.

Intel Pentium 933 MHZ, 64mb ram. 40gig drive.
Initially I downloaded the x86_64 image but at boot it prompted me saying the architecture was incorrect and I should get an i686 image. I did.
Everything went fine, the boot menu came up and I pressed enter on Boot ArchLinux.

Problem: During the text scrolling on the screen it gets stuck on(caps lock keeps blinking indefinitely)

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Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(254.4)
Pid: 1, comm:swapper not tainted 2.6.33-Arch #1
Call Trace:
..
..
..
..
[<c100cbe>] kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x18

(the dots (..) include a series of errors but it gets stuck on the last one I typed above)

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#2 2011-05-23 02:43:17

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: BootCD stuck on Intel P3

I'm not sure if 64 MB RAM is enough for the installation although the wiki says it's enough https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Be … _Installer

Last edited by karol (2011-05-23 02:46:03)

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#3 2011-05-23 06:50:42

RenK
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Registered: 2010-11-27
Posts: 6

Re: BootCD stuck on Intel P3

I did put in 128 and it's still the same. I don't think it's the ram(or lack thereof).

EDIT:
The hardware seems to be fine since there's already a window XP installtion on and fully operational on the system. I just wanted to go arch on it.

Last edited by RenK (2011-05-23 06:51:48)

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#4 2011-05-23 16:48:00

RenK
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Registered: 2010-11-27
Posts: 6

Re: BootCD stuck on Intel P3

[Double posting for the sake of bump]

I solved the problem. Actually changed the ram stick to 128 single stick and it worked(reached the setup screen).
The previous 64 or 64+64 sticks were probably of a bus speed that wasn't compatible with the mainboard.
Thanks to karol for the input.

Last edited by RenK (2011-05-23 16:48:42)

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