Install of 3.0.2 on Dell Netbook kernel panicked during installer boot

Simon Lewis simon at
Mon Jul 16 23:55:51 PDT 2012


I tried to install on a Dell Mini Netbook and didn't get past the installer booting.

If anyone could provide some advice to get this working that would be great.

I took a video of the boot/error:

I made a USB installer with the following commands:
> $ bzcat dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img.bz2  > dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img
> $ sudo dd if=dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=1m
> $ file dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img
> dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img: x86 boot sector; partition 1: ID=0xa5, active, starthead 1, startsector 63, 5847597 sectors, code offset 0x31
> $ md5 dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img
> MD5 (dfly-i386-gui-3.0.2_REL.img) = 982a4ffb2a6e4bbd911d21e863e9d644

I got the error "vp is not VDIR" - I found that error string in this code:

Any advice much appreciated.


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