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Old 11-21-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Boot Fails on Dual Boot Slackware 12

I have a system which is failing to boot a new installation of Slackware 12. I'm using lilo.

/dev/hda1 old linux root partition (Slack 11)
/dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda3 new linux root partition (Slack 12)

Boots using LILO with /dev/hda1 just fine.

Boots using LILO with root=/dev/hda3 and hangs at "freeing unused memory"

It appears to be the new kernel which is having the problem loading, but I can load the same kernel from a DVD OK.

Searching, I find that this could be swap, initrd, and other things. So far I haven't found a solution.

I'm open for pointers.
Old 11-22-2007, 12:40 AM   #2
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Please post the output of:
fdisk -l
df -hT
cat /etc/lilo.conf
Old 12-26-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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Old 07-20-2008, 03:08 PM   #4
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This turned out to be a hardware problem. I had a disk which was bad, even though diagnostics told me it was OK. I imaged it to another drive, and everything worked OK. Thanks.


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