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Old 04-23-2003, 12:11 AM   #1
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bootdisk problem..kernel panic


hi..

i have problem when i want to install slackware 9.0

my slackware cd don't boot automatically. so i use bootdisk ( bare.i ) and rootdisk (color.gz) to setup. but something happen when i insert rootdisk.
this is what happen..

VFS : Insert root floppy disk

-> i insert the root disk,after that it display this message at screen..

Ramdisk : compresed image found at block 0
FAT: bogus logical sextor size 0
UMSDOS : msdos_read_super failed, mounted aborted
FAT:bogus logical sector size 0
FAT:bogus logical sector size 0
read_super_block : can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 64,size 1024)
read_super_block : can't find a reiserfs filesystem on (dev 01:00,block 64,size 1024)

kernel panic:VFS:unable to mount root fs on 01:00




why this happen? before this...i was able to install slackware with this bootdisk and rootdisk. and i use another bootdisk to do this but it's the same happen. don't what to do now...please help me..


tq..
 
Old 04-23-2003, 01:00 AM   #2
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Wow, From what I can tell, you have a bad root disk. It sees the image for the root system, but it can not uncompress it. This may be due to a bad disk or a bad copy, or a bad sorce for creation of the disk. Good Luck auric
 
Old 04-23-2003, 02:20 AM   #3
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yea, bad rootdisk. that used to happen to me all the
time, 10 years ago.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 05:27 AM   #4
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hi..
i dont know if the disk or the root file is damaged. actually i already use 5 different diskette and different root file. the bootdisk i alright but the root disk have a problem.

now..i don't know what to do.

i already have a linux sys. and i want to install again without boot from cdrom or bootdisk. just boot from existing my slackware o.s. how can i install linux again into the same hard disk?

when i mount cdrom..how can i run setup? where is the setup file in cdrom?

tq..
 
Old 04-23-2003, 01:02 PM   #5
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if you could look at the kernel boot line,
initrd= something
root= something
it runs those, and they are probably in loopback filesystems.
you would have to look in those. i guess.
i bet there is a slackware install faq somewhere that
has different ways to install like that.
 
Old 04-23-2003, 06:12 PM   #6
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The install program is a tricky thing to find. I do know that it is two parts. One part is the boot system. Net, disk,cdrom, etc.... then the second part is the part that installs the system. I would suspect that it cana be located if you were to run a normal install and then watch what commands it executes. via tty1 or 2. Let me know if you do find it. Thanxs auric
 
  


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