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)
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
(the dots (..) include a series of errors but it gets stuck on the last one I typed above)
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)
I did put in 128 and it's still the same. I don't think it's the ram(or lack thereof).
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)
[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)