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First turn on self build problems


FPCH New Member
Feb 17, 2008
My brother left new pc components at my mums
I picked up the PC bits and have put them together to the best of my ability.
On first power up there was no image on the monitor. So i took out the 128mb graphics card and rebooted. We now have a picture.
I tried to follow prompts and said yes to all auto options. them got to a part were I got a red small red window telling me some thing had not worked. did not know how to get round it or back out from it. So I restarted and got the message below at the end of lots of other stuff
crc error.
VFS: Cannot open root device “801” or unknown-block(8,1).
Please append a correct “root=” boot option.
Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,1)
My brother said it would be easy just put the bits together and turn it on and follow promts. Well I tryed. If some one can help me out of this I can install the new OS and partion etc
I am very much out of my depth now. Can someone advice me what next, in very very simple terms

thanking you all


Hello Dotydog

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