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Acer Aspire 4720 RHEL4 Installation

I have Acer Aspire 4720 with Vista Basic Pre Installed.

I have installed Linux on other Partition by boot linux all-generic-ide noapic nolapic

as dual boot.

everything gone fine finally when i rebooted Linux after successfull installation of linux.
errors : are followings screenshots
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Booting Command- List
root (hd0,4)
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-5.Elsmp ro root=LEBEL=/ rhgb quiet
[Linux-bzimage, setup=0x1400, size=0x15492c]
initrd /initrd-2.6.9-5.Elsmp. img
[Linux-initrd @ 0x37f91000, 0x5ef39 bytes]

Uncompressing Linux ... Ok, booting the kernel.
PCI : Failed to Allocate mem resource #0:1000@38000000 for 0000:04:00.0
PCI : Failed to allocate mem resource #0:10000@38000000 for 0000:05:00.0
Red Hat Version 4.1.18 starting
mkrootdev: label / not found
mount: error 2 mounting ext3
mount: error 2 mounting none
switchroot: mount failed: 22
umount /initrd/dev failed: 2
Kernel panic - not syncing: attempted to kill init!
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My Windows Vista is working fine

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  • Anurag Jain
    Anurag Jain Mar 26, 2008

    I think Fixya dont have linux experts....

  • Anurag Jain
    Anurag Jain Mar 27, 2008

    I already selected Linux Boot Loader while installed. and other thing Linux partion should have more than windows partions space. is not possible because i have following partions

    1. ESIA Recovery partions 12 GB

    2. 70 GB 1st Active partion for Vista

    3. 35 GB i am using for DATA for Vista

    I have total 160 GB space on HDD so rest i am using for linux

    and i thing it is sufficient. please clear if any login behind it.

  • adelelieb May 11, 2010

    I'm not familiar with Linux . i have a desktop computer. it is saying. i can't reboot unless i switch of the main button. Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!

    What to do????

    Adele

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Again install linux in between the installation there will be option select linux boot loader , and one more think linux partition space should more then windows partition

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  • EKASYS IT SERVICES Mar 27, 2008

    that's what the problem using partition magic do free space in 70 gb free 30 gb free space and try installing

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