Dual boot with PCLinux???

Thomas Blasejewicz thomas at s7.dion.ne.jp
Sun Jun 6 02:14:33 UTC 2010

Henry Dubb さんは書きました:
> Never, never accept the options from the distribution. Choose 
> partition manually. Install the distribution you'll use most last. 
> Always make sure you have a partition ready prior to an install.
Now, THAT seems good advice. Since I know very little about Linux 
(computer in general), I always trusted the default options provided 
during setup etc.
Yesterday night I DID reinstall Ubuntu 10.04 and chose "side-by-side" 
with the existing PCLinuxOS.
But upon boot I am asked what I want to boot from. There is a list 
starting with Ubuntu 10.04.
At the bottom there are THREE options for PCLinuxOS:

**ALL** options lead to the same error message:
Kernel panic (wonderful expression!) - not syncing
VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (0,0)

I will probably spending the entire afternoon to reinstall the whole 
thing (again and again ...)
So much for the "Linux simply works. Out of the box." The catch phrase 
found in almost book about Linux.

Wish me luck ....
>     But it says under disk space 31.1 GB free (out of 40). Does
>     PCLinux use
>     9 GB of space?
> I'd reformat using Gpart in Ubuntu Live CD
> 10 GB 10.04
> 10GB PC Linux
> 20 GB /home (shared between os')
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