Problems in remote installing linux thru PXE boot
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    Problems in remote installing linux thru PXE boot

    I got a windows machine on which i have iso files of Suse 10.0.
    I want to install it on other machine by pxe booting that machine and running the installation
    I am running a tftp server and dhcp server on windows machine. The software is tftpd32.
    The remote booting is taking place and the kernel image also gets downloaded to the remote machine. And when the kernel image runs i get error

    VFS: Cannot open root device "" or 48:05
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on 48:05


    I m not able to proceed further. Help is required
    Thanks

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    Well went through the document and some other's as well
    I am using the pxelinux.0 file from syslinux for booting purposes.

    My error msgs have changed as i changed the image file. Now i get
    VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(3,3)
    Please append a correct "root=" boot option
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(3,3)



    My tftp root folder and all other files are on a drive that is NTFS formatted.
    The pxeconfig file is this
    And the tftp log file is this

    For the installation to proceed further do i need to recompile the kernel and put in ntfs support in it, as i read a post in which a person was getting same problem and he had windows xp, and he recompiled the kernel and things worked right.
    If this has to be done, then where should i read about this so that i get useful information quickly

    Thanks

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