I have a IBM Thinkpad 600X (Pentium-III, 256 MB) where at the moment Xubuntu 8.04 is installed. Now I want to install Gentoo and followed the instruction on the homepage. But when I install from the Live CD 2008.0-r1 boot starts normal but freeze after a short time with a
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
RAMDISK: incomplete write (-28 != 32768) 83888608
UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
VFS Cannot open root device "ram0" or unknown-block(1,0)
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(1,0)
The rest of the messages seems to be normal (except: ...unable to open rtc device (rtc0). I tried it also with a 2nd CD to exclude a problem with the CD - same result. I tried also the kernel options acpi=off noapic nolapic ide=nodma - same result.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot the Life CD on a Thinkpad 600X
it freezes with a kernel panic
1) Did you also check the downloaded image's digest before you went and burned another CD?
2) From what (exact) URL did you download the CD image?
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> 1) Did you also check the downloaded image's digest before you went and burned
> another CD?
no, but I booted the CD also on another notebook (T41), and this notebook booted from it
> 2) From what (exact) URL did you download the CD image?
from two different (German) mirrors (de-mirror.org and the other one I forgot)
256MB of RAM isn't very much these days. Also, there was a problem on the 2008.0 LiveCDs with the initramfs being *massive*. I don't recall if that was fixed in -r1.
Boot the CD up on another machine and check the size of /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo.igz. If it's more than a few MB, that's the problem. You can try using the minimal CD instead.
Closing as we don't provide livecds any more.