I have recently tried to install Elementary OS in order to replace Windows 7. My process was the following:
- Back up files one external hard drive.
- Create bootable Elementary OS USB using Universal USB Installer.
- Boot from USB as live.
- Erase internal hard drive partition (in attempt to clean things up).
- Run installer.
My problem is that when I tried to boot into the newly installed Elementary OS, it simply refused and did not even seem to recognize the hard drive. I have tried installing with and without encryption and using many other options but to no avail. When I use the 'scan disk for faults' utility from the USB I get the message in the title 'kernel panic-not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unknown block(2,0)'.
Do you have any suggestions (please be kind as I am fairly new to the whole Linux way of thinking).