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    Default BT4 Kernel Panic Error

    I am trying to install BackTrack4 on an external USB Hard drive. It is the only drive connected. I have followed the manual installation instructions from the
    offensive-security walk through, and everything went smoothly. No hang ups at all, but when i reboot and remove the live disk, i keep getting this error:

    Kernel Panic - Not syncing vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,3)

    What would cause this?

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    Got same problem.
    When i'm installing my bt4 on external drive it's in dev as /dev/sda{1,2,3},
    but after reboot - same external drive is at /dev/sdb{1,2,3},
    and its make that kernel panic.

    U need to know your drive name after reboot, and make it same when lunching lilo.
    It solve the problem ;-) (in most cases)

    My question: how to change /dev/sda to /dev/sdb during system running?

    Greets,
    bluerose

    P.S. Sorry for my eng.

    Edit: I've google it, and found a solution for my problem:
    ubuntuforums(dot)org(slash)showthread.php?t=966665
    and folowing:
    www(dot)reactivated(dot)net(slash)writing_udev_rul es(dot)html

    but this not solving all problem, when U R using ssd :-/

    (change links - im not allowed to put URLs here ;P )

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