I tried installing the Red Hat Linux 5.0 onto the old 486 PC with 48MB RAM
and 500MB HD. After selecting the packages, the installation program
proceeded to set up the exf2 filesystem. But, in the middle of copying the
programs from the CD to the hard drive, (where 48MB has been reserved for
Linux Swap space and the rest for the Linux Native space), the installation
program froze and display an error message in the middle of screen:

Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:05

Does anybody know what this means? Is there a way I can fix it?

David Robert Lonsdale