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Old 09-23-2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Booting problem with Slackware on S-Ata disk....


Hello, I am new to linux. I installed Slackware 10.2 on my S-ata disk. I configured 512mb swap and 7Gb root partition also. At the end of installation I installed lilo too.

Now I have lilo menu on startup to boot xp or linux. XP is booting very wel but not linux. If I use Slackware installing cd to boot linux, So linux booting up without any problem.

Its mean When I use kernal from cd so its work and if I use kernal from harddisk so its not work...

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Note: This problem is only with S-ata harddisk not with Ata harddisk. If I replaced back my old Ata harddisk so its all work without any prblem
Need your help to configure my S-ata harddisk..thanks

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Old 09-24-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Think you need to choose a kernel that supports Sata or SCSI disk. It would appears the standard kernel configured in the installer doesn't support Sata. Slackware does allow a number of kernel choices in the installation.
 
Old 09-24-2006, 02:39 PM   #3
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Think, I start installation with sata.i that allows my to access and configure /swap and /root partitions on S-Ata harddisk.

Its means during installtion sata.i kernal was used, so it should be automatically installed on my /boot partition but it is not on my /boot....

OR it require any parameters with kernal boot option????

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Old 09-24-2006, 04:05 PM   #4
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Well if your installer recognises the Sata and installs the distro into it then I expect it works.

OK in that case may be you should restore Lilo again.

Boot up Slackware, in Bash shell, type "su", supply the root password thereby inherit the root privileage and then type
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lilo -b /dev/sda
It is possible that the installer hasn't done a thorough job.

Try the booting again.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 04:36 PM   #5
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hello...

Actually the error is this...

Kmode: faild to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, error=2
VFS: cannot open root device "80a" or 08:0a
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernal panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:0a

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Old 09-26-2006, 07:28 PM   #6
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The error appears to be in the middle of booting. Lilo was able to start and attempted to access device 0x80 which is disk sda. Thereafter it reports difficulty of loading the sda.

It is possible that the installer has a bug that cannot make a correct connection to the sda. Equally your sda may have been set up in a fashion foreign to the Linux.

I think one or two recent Slackware releases do have a bug as I once exhausted all alternatives and had to install Grub to overcome it. I am not sure this applies to you but after download the current release of Grub it takes about 10 minutes to build Grub into Slackware. The few implementation steps are well documented in Grub Manual. I suggest to use Grub if you exhaust the options.
 
  


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