Dear Friends, I have a pentium 4 2.4 ht processesor on an intel 82865GBF mothorboard, 512 mb ram, 80 gb harddisk and an nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 gfx card. My harddisk has 8 partitions, Windows XP is installed on C and FC3 linux is on the last two partions, last one being used as swap. I use grub as my boot manager. I got the fedora core 4 distro on the DIGIT dvd this month. I wrote the images to the cds using nero 6.6 at 32x with the option to 'verify data after writing' set to on. All the 4 cds were verified correctly. I started the installation using the first cd, kernel started and all was well till the hardware detection ended. After that i am getting two error messages, first one stating that 'RAMDISK : Creation of ram disk failed.' and second one 'VFS : Unable to mount root filesystem NULL on block device(0,0).'It also prompts me to provide the 'ROOT=' kernel startup parameter. After that a kernel panic occurs and system hangs after printing some hex infomration. The installation is not even started so using text mode or something like that is out of question. It fails before the installer is invoked. I am a LINUX NEWBIE. I dont know very much about it though i am learning fast. Someone please help me to solve this problem.