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Hey I tried this post on linuxnewbies.org but i didnt get much of a reply... I just installed Mandrake 8.2 PPC on my 8500. It installed fine... everything went (mostly) smoothly. However, when i restarted after installation, I couldnt boot up in linux. I am using Bootx, and after downloading pdisk, I found that my linux partition was /dev/sdb5. I put that into "Root Device" box in Bootx, and put "devfs=mount" in "more kernel arguments". When I click Linux, it seems to start loading linux, and then says: VFS: Cannot open root device "sdb5" or 08:15 Please append a correct "root=" boot option Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:15 <0>Rebooting in 180 seconds... I have tryed "root=/" and "root=/dev/sdb5" as kernal arguments, just as a wild guess, but no luck. Here is the output from pdisk. The formating screwed up a bit, but its hopefully readble. Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on ''/dev/scsi0.0'' (/dev/sda) #: type name length base ( size ) 1: Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 2: Apple_Driver43*Macintosh 54 @ 64 3: Apple_Driver43*Macintosh 74 @ 118 4: Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 192 5: Apple_HFS untitled 2117430 @ 704 ( 1.0G) 6: Apple_Free Extra 10 @ 2118134 Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=2118143 (1.0G) DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0 Drivers- 1: @ 64 for 22, type=0x1 2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff Partition map (with 512 byte blocks) on ''/dev/scsi0.1'' (/dev/sdb) #: type name length base ( size ) 1: Apple_partition_map Apple 63 @ 1 2: Apple_Driver43*Macintosh 54 @ 64 3: Apple_Driver43*Macintosh 74 @ 118 4: Apple_Patches Patch Partition 512 @ 192 5: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 Linux Native 8093696 @ 704 ( 3.9G) 6: Apple_UNIX_SVR2 swap 305120 @ 8094400 (149.0M) Device block size=512, Number of Blocks=8399519 (4.0G) DeviceType=0x0, DeviceId=0x0 Drivers- 1: @ 64 for 22, type=0x1 2: @ 118 for 36, type=0xffff Can anyone help?? Thanks

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Sorry I have never been rich enough to afford a Mac, and I don''t use Mandrake . I found a similar thread on the Mandrake forum though.

http://www.mandrake.com/en/archives/cooker-ppc/2002-06/msg00191.php

Hope this helps.

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thanks, but i still cant get it working!

ive tried everything that i can think of... anyone with nay more ideas???? anything??? the only thing keeping me happy is this.

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