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Thread: Booting LILO problem after Pingolin installation from the internet (no cd-drive)

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    Booting LILO problem after Pingolin installation from the internet (no cd-drive)

    Hello
    I have a computer that had Hardy Heron installed, I wanted to erase everything and install Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin).
    the computer has no cd-drive, I tried making a bootable usb with UNetbootin but the computer would not boot from usb.
    I ended up installing it following these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...llFromInternet.
    It was going fine until the GRUB installation, it gave me "GRUB cannot install" error so I choose to install LILO instead and finished the installation.
    when it booted it showed this

    Code:
    VFS: Cannot open root device "sdb1" or unknown-block(0,0)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown wn-block (0,0)
    Pid: 1, comm:swapper/0 Not tainted 3.2.0-39-generic-pac #62-Ubuntu
    I searched the forums but most solutions required a live cd and the computer has no cd-drive.
    Do I need to buy a new cd-drive or is there any other way to solve the issue?

    I am a beginner to linux in general.

    Thanks

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    Re: Booting LILO problem after Pingolin installation from the internet (no cd-drive)

    Hi, welcome to the fora.

    Please begin with a complete hardware description.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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    Re: Booting LILO problem after Pingolin installation from the internet (no cd-drive)

    Hi
    I choose to use Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS because of the Long Time Support and because the computer already had Hardy so I assumed regular ubuntu would worked, I didnt upgrade from ubuntu because I wanted a clean install and I wanted to erase everything.

    The computer is a desktop pc, I dont have the hardware specifications at hand, is there a way to look them up without a live cd?

    cheers

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    Re: Booting LILO problem after Pingolin installation from the internet (no cd-drive)

    Just post everything you know and let's use Google from there.
    About problems due to upgrading
    Bringing old hardware back to life.
    Please visit Quick Links -> Unanswered Posts

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