General
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Error booting from Linux device

Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Error booting from Linux device

Hello All,

I've installed Redhat 7.0 on a Vectra VL 400.
This is a Dual boot system:
- Windows 2000 Pro
- Linux Redhat 7.0

When I boot from my linux partition I get the following error
Checking Root Filesystem
/dev/hda2 is mounted. Cannot continue, aborting.

In my lilo.conf file I've the read-only line.
I've gone in the maintenance mode, unmounted the device and ran a "fsck". But this didn't help aswell.
What have I done wrong?
4 REPLIES
Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Re: Error booting from Linux device

Hi,

The message before the cannot continue error, I see the following:

Couldn't find valid ramdisk image starting at 0

Bryce Dunn
Valued Contributor

Re: Error booting from Linux device

Not sure if this is related at all, but if you need to use a kernel module for your boot disk then you need to make an inital ramdisk (initrd file)

also, your boot partition cannot be bigger than a certain size.
Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Re: Error booting from Linux device

Hello,

I've solved it as follow:
Reinstalled Linux, but did the partition differently.
First used FDISK to recreate the partition
Than with DRUID created my Linux filesystems.
After that the startup went oke.

Thanx
Darrel Louis
Honored Contributor

Re: Error booting from Linux device

Thanks