I burned EB LT onto an SMI 128Gb Thumbdrive. After messing with the BIOS on the Cybernet to turn-off the HDD I went to the boot menu and booted the Thumbdrive. It brought up a GRUB menu and I booted the only option, something like "buildroot". After 10 secs it began to boot then this:
kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unkown block(8,1)
it does a trace then ends with:
---[ end kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: unable to mount root fs on unkown block(8,1) ]---
and a blinking cursor...
So any ideas on why this is happening? Is the 128Gb Thumbdrive too large? Or is there an incompatibilty with the Intel chipset? Something else? Should I try a uSD card instead (only have 128Gb uSD)? TIA for any help or suggestions.
BTW 8 mos. ago I quit using Twister OS on a RPi because after an update it suddenly kernel paniced and I never could solve it. That is one thing way beyond my ability to evn diagnose. So I soured on Twister OS.
EDIT1: The Cybernet booted a thumbdrive with Debian 10 and RPi desktop from USB2. It was slow but it all worked even WiFi, sound and a VGA->HDMI adapter for 1080p. So I know it can run some linux. So I'm still not sure why EB LT won't boot.
EDIT2: Well I'm 0/3 on EB LT. I tried the X64 version on my Promethean Connect Cherry Trail and the BIOS sees the USB drive but Win10 Boot menu won't add it. Then I tried it on the thumbdrive & uSD in a reader w/RPi400 and it boots, goes thru lines 1.X, 2.X, 3.X then lines 32.X. Then it jumps to either line 150 or 255 and has a message about Random: init crng done IIRC then cursor. I waited as long as 10 mins and it never goes further. So I'm stumped...am I missing a step?
EDIT3: Success on one: the RPi400. I had to use the uSD card in the uSD card slot and it booted right up. Super crisp display too. So finally a use for the RPi400, as a BASIC all-in-one computer. I got the complete new RPi400 kit including tax& ship for $87.00 a few months ago on eBay. The (non-scalper) seller had 4 and sold them out in less than 4 hrs!