Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Postby Dude » Tue Apr 23, 2019 1:32 am

Hello from along time ago! I had installed Zorin 9 Ultimate 32 bit in either 2014 or 2015 and have been using that OS all this time. I felt it was time to upgrade the computer so I downloaded Zorin 12.4 Ultimate 32 bit. I used rufus-3.5exe on a thumbdrive to install the OS. Everything went well for the install, I didn't click "try it", I just clicked on "install". I didn't encrypt /home folder, and I didn't select "autologin" either. I looked over the "Unoffical Manual Zorin 12.2 Core", great work by the way, thank you.

So I was looking at some stuff after the install and took a break for a few minutes. When I came back, the computer screen had timed out, so I logged back in, and it wouldn't do anything. I waited several minutes watching the login screen but it wouldn't go any farther than that. I couldn't get it to do anything so I pushed and held the start button in and it shutoff. I then started the computer again and now I get a black screen with whiter lettering. The first line reads" [ 0.744705] Kernal panic - not syncing : VFS : Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)". It's got several more lines after that (I'm hoping you don't need to type all of it). I also did a Memtest86 a couple of times and it passed both times with no errors.

My motherboard is a BioStar Hi-Fi A70U3P
CPU is actually called an APU because of the onboard video it has with the motherboard. It's an AMD A6-5400K Trinity Dual-Core 3.6Ghz socket FM2 with Radeon HD 7540D graphics
The memory is a Klevv Urbane 32GB DDR3 2666
and the hardrive is a Crucial MX200 2.5" 500GB SSD

I'm sorry for asking for help everytime I start these OS's. I asked for help before but for this problem.

And thank you for helping me out in advance. I'm pretty sure you guys will know what I'm doing wrong.

UPDATE

I've tried reinstalling the OS with the SanDisk Cruzer Glide thumbdrive, but the computer keeps wanting to bootup using the harddrive. I've gone into the CMOS and set the settings for the thumbdrive, then gone into the BIOS and did them, same thing everytime.

This is what I get after it boots up from the harddrive....

[ 0.744729] Kernal panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
[ 0.744764] CPU: 0 PID: 1 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 4.15.0-47-generic #50" 16.04.1-Ubuntu
[ 0.744764] Hardware name: BIOSTAR Group Hi-Fi A70U3P , BIOS 4.6.5 12/16/2015
[ 0.744824] Call Trace:
[ 0.744857] dump_stack+0x58/0x81
[ 0.744888] panic+0x94/0x1e6
[ 0.744918] mount_block_root+0x1a1/0x233
[ 0.744948] ? calibrate_delay+0x140/0x4e0
[ 0.744976] ? create_dev.constprop.7+0x3b/0x5c
[ 0.745006] mount_root+0x33/0x35
[ 0.745036] prepare_namespace+0x11b/0x167
[ 0.745065] kernel_init_freeable+0x1b8/0x1db
[ 0.745095] ? rest_init+0x90/0x90
[ 0.745124] kernel_init+0xd/0xf0
[ 0.745153] ret_from_fork+0x1c/0x38
[ 0.745193] Kernel Offset: 0x13000000 from 0xc1000000 (relocation range: 0xc0000000-0xf7ffdfff)
[ 0.745225] - - -[ end Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)


That's as much info as I can give you I think. I need to rest and get rid of my headache.
Linux Box: BIOSTAR Hi-Fi A70U3P, AMD A6-5400K Dual-Core 3.6Ghz FM2, 16 gigs of Klevv DDR3 RAM, On board Video, Sound Blaster soundcard, Crucial MX200 500GB SSD
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Re: Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:01 pm

"Same thing here! I shut down (forcingly, pressing power for a few secs), after some partitioning. I thought, the target harddisks might be in a poor state, but indeed, formatting and (Linux Live USB Creator) recreating the USB stick did the job! – Frank Nocke Dec 4 '15 at 17:59"

[Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/592213/ ... 636#632636]
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Re: Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Postby Dude » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:40 am

That did it! Thank you very much. I knew my checksum was good, I must have formatted the thumbdrive too fast the first time. I formatted the thumbdrive at the slow speed and loaded it up with Rufus. Works great.

I can tell I'll be fight with my daughter with this computer. She found a bunch of software for creating music and videos.

She'll have to learn on her own, I still a lot of headaches because of my Bell's palsy.

Thank you again, I appreciate the help.
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Re: Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Postby gpcraft » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:25 am

Install fedora media writer software and follow the directions. Smart software
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Re: Installed Zorin 12.4 Ultimate today, now won't boot up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:36 am

gpcraft wrote:Install fedora media writer software and follow the directions. Smart software


Having 'DuckDuckGo'd' : https://duckduckgo.com/?q=fedora+media+ ... fab&ia=web

I don't think so. MultiSystem is STILL the best GNU/Linux USB creator software ... PERIOD! :D
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