Ahoy gentlepeople, I'm having some trouble with my Fedora Core 7 installation and I'm hoping ya'll can resolve it.
Once I get past GRUB bootload (selecting Fedora), I get prompted with the following text:
/* Linux text */
Uncompressing Linux ... ok booting the kernel
Red Hat nash 6.0.9 starting
Device-mapper: table 253:0 : linear : dm-linear : dev lookup failed
Device-mapper: reload ioctr failed: Invalid argument
mount: could not find filesystem '/dev/root'
Setuproot: moving /dev failed : No such file or directory
Setuproot: error mounting /proc : No such file or directory
Setuproot: error mounting /sys : No such file or directory
Switchroot: mount failed: Noo such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing : Attempted to kill init!
/* End Linux text */
Bit more to the story:
I have two hard disks. The second one is easy - it is formatted in NTFS and stores files. I did not install any operating systems on it.
Now the first hard disk. A couple of days ago, I completely formatted it and installed Windows XP on a partition without trouble. The partition was about half of the HD size - 38 GB.
Just this morning, I've installed FC7 on the remaining free space on that HD. I had to do a custom setup for partitions, chose my partition size to be 36300 MB (almost all of the free space) and I think I named this partition "/" - without the quotes. Just a single forward slash.
Right on, after the partition stuff, it copied the files and told me to reboot. Right after reboot, I see GRUB, it counts down, and starts booting Fedora. And right then, it spits out the text above. I've tried restarting and I always get the same problem.
I can load Windows from Grub just fine (it's what I'm typing this with right now).
Anyways, be happy to provide you with any info you may want. Thanks.