I'm completely new to Linux so please bear with me.
I recently downloaded pclinuxos and successfully installed it on an old PC
that I used as an experimental testbed. Had no trouble with the disk
repartitioning and the whole system dual boots fine with no data lost.
Then I tried it on my main PC (a pretty new Pentium 4 system) and everything
went fine after the installation until the re-boot.
Following this, it wouldn't boot into Linux although the windows works fine.
I tried a reinstall (reformatting the partitions etc.) but still won't
Linux. (FWIW I'm using the LiLo bootloader program installed on the MBR)
I suspect I've made a fairly elementary *** somewhere but it's all too new
and strange to me for me to work out what to do next.
The final message showing when it hangs is:
Kernal panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to
Double dutch to me I'm afraid.
The rest of the error messages that preceed that one can be seen here.
What do I do now? Please assume I'm an idiot when offering advice.