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#1 2015-12-02 20:51:55

atzalan
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Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

Dear all,
After using #! a long time I was thrilled to hear about bunsen labs.
Unfortunately it won't install on my thinkpad X121e.
the bunsen labs live works fine off the USB stick but when I try to install the system it gives me

[2.296815] ---[end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Then it hangs - of course.

Anybody have an idea how I can get this to work? I am not the greatest linux expert.

Thanks

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#2 2015-12-02 21:22:34

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

UEFI boot issue? Debian live-install doesn't work for these systems yet, without a lot of fiddling. Search the forum for HowTo, and there are these pages about your machine on:
Arch wiki
Debian wiki


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#3 2015-12-02 22:11:17

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

How did you transfer the ISO image to the USB stick?


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#4 2015-12-05 04:44:02

atzalan
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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

the ISOs were transferred to the stick via dd.
debian 8.2 jessie netinstall installs fine on this machine and so does the old crunchbang.

there must be something bunsen labs does differently at the beginning of the install

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#5 2015-12-05 08:13:17

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

Have you tried doing it all over again? Re download, re dd etc?


Keep BunsenLabs #!yish please.

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#6 2015-12-05 09:39:44

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

Please post the exact command used to transfer the image.

Did you flush the buffers before removing the stick?

atzalan wrote:

debian 8.2 jessie netinstall installs fine on this machine and so does the old crunchbang.

That is bizarre -- the only difference between the netinstall and the BunsenLabs ISO is UEFI support which would suggest that your machine doesn't support "Legacy" mode booting but if that was the case then the #! ISO wouldn't boot hmm

You can use a netinstall to put a minimal (non-X) system on your drive -- uncheck all the boxes in the tasksel section -- then download and run johnraff's install script:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=39656
https://github.com/BunsenLabs/bunsen-netinstall

Ignore the "sub-alpha" thread title -- the method will install a current system and is my preferred technique for installing BunsenLabs.
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#7 2015-12-06 16:42:16

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

the command I used to transfer the ISO to the stick was this one:

dd if=bl-Hydrogen-rc1-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb1 bs=4M; sync

and yes I tried doing the whole download/install process over -> same results.
I guess I am going to try the John Raff method one of these days.

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#8 2015-12-06 17:10:03

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

Your mistake was writing it to the partition instead of the device. The correct command should be:

dd if=bl-Hydrogen-rc1-amd64.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M; sync

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#9 2015-12-06 18:57:59

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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

^^ don't panic. it's all good smile 
(sorry, I woke up in good mood today and my brain couldn't ignore the pun + the command above should solve it)

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#10 2015-12-06 19:23:05

atzalan
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Re: Install of bunsen labs ends in Kernel panic

sorry, my bad. Of course I had the ISO on the DEVICE sdb. At one point I just got so frustrated and tried putting it on the partition sdb1 and accidentally copied the command from that try into this forum.
The machine does not even boot off of the partition.

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