View Full Version : [xubuntu] Kernel Panic

May 25th, 2008, 02:50 PM
I'm trying to install Xubuntu (7.10, currently downloading 8.04), but the LiveCD on boot merely goes

Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block (104,1)

As far as I can tell (fnx google) it most likely has something to do with initrd, but most end up solving them using the LiveCD, whereas this is coming from the LiveCD.

Can anyone help?

Stuff I found to get anyone started:




E: Sorry I haven't provided a whole amount of information, as it isn't my laptop. I'll try to get more specifics.

May 25th, 2008, 03:02 PM
Brand, model, memory, graphics?

May 25th, 2008, 03:14 PM
E System (make/brand), Intel Celeron M, 256mb memory. A designed for Windows XP sticker *cough*,

Xubuntu 8.04 loads, but very slowly (normal on 256mb memory I assume since it's bare minimum requirement).

May 25th, 2008, 03:23 PM
Are you able to get to the Desktop?

May 25th, 2008, 03:25 PM
Yes, but it's very very slow. I clicked the help button to see if it could run anything else. It froze or it was going to take a Hell of a long time to load (The thing sounds like someone who's 30 stone jogging up a steep hill).

I could install via text, but I'm not very confident with it. Guess I'll have to get my hands dirty.

May 25th, 2008, 03:33 PM
Alternate Xubuntu CD is the way to go

May 25th, 2008, 03:37 PM
Thanks for the help. Will try text and google to get me through.

May 25th, 2008, 03:40 PM