kernel panic + Spurious ACK
I tried installing BackTrack but got some errors...
My machine: toshiba a100 683 laptop with 120 GB HD
How I installed Backtrack:
I had some problems partitioning my HD so I removed Ubuntu first. My filesystem now looks like this:
NTFS C drive windows 55 GB primary
NTFS D drive windows 44 GB primary
swapdrive 300 MB primary
--start extended-- primary
Linux ext3 Ubuntu logical
Linux ext3 Backtrack logical
after removing Ubuntu 7.10 I installed backtrack, I used vmware and my disk as a physical disk.
I booted backtrack in VMware while running Windows and installed the system using the slax installer.
Set /boot as source
/mnt/hda6 as destination
/dev/hda as MBR
The installation went smooth so I rebooted the system in VMware and Windows popped up. I think the LILO boot loader should start here but it didn't.
Not much of a problem so I inserted Ubuntu 7.10 disc and installed this one on /dev/sda5 (not using VMware anymore).
GRUB installed itself and I rebooted. I saw the GRUB boot menu with 2 times Ubuntu and Windows once. Slax not on the list.
I went into Ubuntu to set up some stuff and appended the boot menu with this:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz rw root=dev/hda6
Restarted and tried to start backtrack. GRUB said this after pressing enter on it: file not found.
Restarted into Windows, copied vmlinuz from the backtrack2final cd to /boot on the Backtrack disk.
Reboot again, this time in VMware. Backtrack started up but said something about root being busy or in use. I just pressed enter to continue.
Backtrack finally started but it was in VMware.
Shut down Windows and tried to start BackTrack, now I get errors like:
unable to mount root on /dev/hda6 and unknown root, kernel panic and after that endless Spurious ACK messages
"Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0. Some program might be trying access hardware directly"
Thanks in advance
fixed this one by removing GRUB+Ubuntu and using LILO
I think it could be fixed by changing hda to sda but nvm that