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I installed slack, with lilo. I restarted when prompted. When it started up again, the computer freezes at the point where the OS *should* be loaded. If I put in the boot cdrom, it says "Cannot find cd rom device" or something similar. I know the CDROM works because I just got finished installing slack. If I put in the boot disk, I put:
...when it gave me the boot: prompt.
It started to boot, but then gave me a kernal panic, no init found.
I'm guessing "the rest is root" means the root partition is hdg2. Use that in your 'root=' line. The boot partition is different form the root partition. You can boot the cd and use 'fdisk -l' to view all partitions.
Ill try the hdg2 one. I cannot boot from CD, so I can't fdisk -l. That would be very usefull right now, because to be honest, I kind of forgot my layout. Im pretty sure that what I described is accurate, but I want to be 100% sure.
On my system, I have:
/dev/hdg1 as /boot
/dev/hdg2 as /
/dev/hde1 as /mnt/hd2
/dev/hdf1 as SWAP
When I boot, when the OS *should* load, I get nothing. I put in the boot disk, mount my root at the boot: prompt (mount root=/dev/hdg2) and log in as root. I checked lilo.conf and fstab, they looked okay (I guess). I ran "lilo" and it gives me this:
Warning: /dev/hdg is not on the first disk