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Old 09-19-2004, 09:53 PM   #1
mceachrw
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help with a minimal install


i need some help completing a minimal installation using 32MB9_1.zip. i skipped extracting to a fat partition and went straight to an ext2 one. i used slackware 9.1 and unzipped 32MB9_1.zip. then i followed the procedure in the amigo faq for migrating to a real linux partition.

all was fairly straight forward except the fstab file. the existing fstab file has an entry to set /root/swap as the swap file. if have a swap partion on /dev/hda4, should i change the fstab to utilize it?

i added a new entry to lilo.conf and ran lilo and attempted to boot the minimal install. i also booted from the slackware 9.1 install cd using bare.i root=/dev/hda..................
this was the output:

Freeing unused kernel memory: 116k freed
Warning: unable to open initial console
Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to the kernel.

i tried the same thing with zipslack 10. the results were similar, but not identical.

Freeing unused kernel memory: 116k freed
Warning: unable to open initial console

things seems to stop here with a flashing cursor, but no kernel panic. ctrl-alt-del rebooted.

any clues on what i need to do to get 32MB9_1.zip to boot?
 
Old 09-21-2004, 12:00 AM   #2
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It has to be unzipped on a FAT since it uses umsdos file system. Do that and RUN it from there, then do the migration.
Yes you can change the line for your swap partition.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 08:48 PM   #3
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root login for minimal install

i got it to boot on the fat partition but cannot login. i tried root:no password, root:admin, amigo:nopassword, and amigo:amigo. i know i am missing something obvious. any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 11:37 PM   #4
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There is no Amigo user account in that package.
Sorry about the password slipping in, and I don't know what it was. You should be able to get in by adding:
init=/bin/bash
to your linux.bat file.
Or use your windows text editor. either way, once in ecit /etc/password and find the line for root. remove all the jumbled letters between the colons:

:::::hjasfjshdkjfhskj:::
::::::::
That should clear the password. Then take out the extra line from linux.bat.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 05:55 AM   #5
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i am using the windows text editor to change the /etc/passwd file. the line for root looks like this:

root:x:0:0::/root:/bin/bash

no jumbled letters. any suggestion?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 07:31 AM   #6
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One user reported this problem some time ago and I thought that a password was set. But, perhaps something else is wrong.
Try the other method or better still try the next larger amigo package(42MB). The 32MB doesn't have any kernel modules in it anyway, so it is of limited use.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 07:18 PM   #7
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i changed the linux.bat to look like this:

\linux\loadlin \linux\vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 rw init=/bin/bash

it booted straight to a console logged in as root. i typed passwd and it allowed me to change the password. thanks.

btw: i could not find a download for the 42mb version. i'll be working with a very limited set of hardware so i can probably compile everything into the kernel and do without kernel modules. thanks for all the help.
 
  


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