Mint4Win fails to boot with kernel panic, unable to mount

Questions about Grub, UEFI,the liveCD and the installer
Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help

Mint4Win fails to boot with kernel panic, unable to mount

Postby jbmatson on Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:15 pm

Hi,

I have been trying unsuccessfully to install Linux Mint for the past couple of days.
First I tried to do a dual boot with Windows 7, but that ultimately failed because my laptop doesn't support LBA mode. (An HP NX8220)

So then I thought it's no great loss, I'll just use Mint4Win and save myself some hassle...
Well, I managed to get Mint4Win to install ok (using the run as administrator with Vista SP1 compatibility trick described in another thread)

However, when I try to boot it, it failed with an ACPI error followed by:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount to root fs on unknown-block(104,1)

If I reboot and select the safe boot mode for ACPI support it gets a bit further but still fails with the same Kernel panic error.
I've been doing some searching, and I think it might be a problem with mounting the installation iso created by the Mint4Win installer.
I've checked the MD5 of the ISO that I downloaded, and it's ok. I can also boot the CD as a live CD (without any ACPI or Kernel panic errors), so I don't think there's anything wrong with that.

What else could be going wrong?
Any suggestions for a fix?
Thanks,
James
jbmatson
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:02 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Mint4Win fails to boot with kernel panic, unable to mount

Postby jbmatson on Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:38 pm

I've fixed it!
After a bit more searching I found a few people that had the same problem with Wubi for Ubuntu, and their solution was to do a Disk Cleanup and Defrag after the install before the first boot.

That seemed to do the trick for me too.
jbmatson
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:02 pm

Re: Mint4Win fails to boot with kernel panic, unable to mount

Postby merlwiz79 on Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:32 pm

This happens when Windows doesn't unmount the hard drive correctly.
Booting into Windows and shutting down properly should fix it.
User avatar
merlwiz79
Level 11
Level 11
 
Posts: 3637
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2007 1:50 pm
Location: Here again :)


Return to Installation & Boot

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: naroz and 11 guests