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Old 01-31-2005, 09:20 PM   #1
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Lilo


I just did the full Slackware 10 install. What do I add to /etc/lilo.conf to be able to boot into Slackware? Slackware is installed to /dev/hda4 and I chose the kernel /cdrom/kernels/bare.i/bzImage I put

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image=/boot/vmlinuz
         root=/dev/hda4
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in /etc/lilo.conf but when I select that I get "Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:02".
 
Old 02-01-2005, 01:49 AM   #2
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Run the lilo configure script in pkgtool to reconfigure Lilo.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by http://gnome-pkgtool.sourceforge.net/
gnome-pkgtool is a GTK+/GNOME front-end to Slackware package management tools (pkgtool). With gnome-pkgtool you can do the following actions to your Slackware Linux installation:
I'm trying to get Slackware to work...
 
Old 02-01-2005, 07:49 PM   #4
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try running lilo from your rescue cd if you can't get into your installation...

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Old 02-01-2005, 08:00 PM   #5
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boot from disc2, with bare.i root=/dev/hd?? ??=linuxpartition
log in as root, run pkgtool reinstall kernel-ide-2.4.26.tgz kernel-headers-2.4.26.tgz, kernel-source-2.4.26.tgz, and kernel-modules-2.4.26.tgz.(from disk1) When finished run, liloconf, select simple, and then mbr. reboot. I had a buddy who I installed slack for and for some reason he kept tinkering and always managed to get the same error message. I found this to be the easiest way to get things running again for him. Might not be the cleanest way but it works.

<EDIT> This is not a lilo problem but a kernel problem. It occurs when mounting the root file system. Also at the end of the posted lilo you need "read-only".

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Old 02-01-2005, 10:45 PM   #6
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boot from disc2, with bare.i root=/dev/hd?? ??=linuxpartition
log in as root, run pkgtool reinstall kernel-ide-2.4.26.tgz kernel-headers-2.4.26.tgz, kernel-source-2.4.26.tgz, and kernel-modules-2.4.26.tgz.(from disk1) When finished run, liloconf, select simple, and then mbr. reboot. I had a buddy who I installed slack for and for some reason he kept tinkering and always managed to get the same error message. I found this to be the easiest way to get things running again for him. Might not be the cleanest way but it works.

<EDIT> This is not a lilo problem but a kernel problem. It occurs when mounting the root file system. Also at the end of the posted lilo you need "read-only".
When I pass bare.i root=/dev/hda4=linuxpartition I get

Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:00
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:33 PM   #7
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no =linuxpartition.
just

bare.i root=/dev/hda4
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:02 PM   #8
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What directory would I find those TGZ's in?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 11:32 PM   #9
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there under slackware dir, just navigate to /mnt/cdrom/slackware/ and look around. Sorry I'm not gonna dig out my cd. Just start with the a dir and go from there. I promise they are there.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:25 AM   #10
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1. /mnt/cdrom/ has nothing in it.

2. I searched the disk for *kernel-ide* in Linspire and it didn't find anything.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:15 PM   #11
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First you have to mount the cdrom with, mount /mnt/cdrom(may have to be root to do this). then cd to /mnt/cdrom/slackware/. Kernel-ide-2.4.26.tgz, and kernel-modules-2.4.26.tgz is in /mnt/cdrom/slackware/a. kernel-headers-2.4.26 is in /mnt/cdrom/slackware/d. And kernel-source is in /mnt/cdrom/slackware/k. They are there.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 06:45 PM   #12
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/mnt/cdrom/slackware/a doesn't exist but README.TXT /isolinux /kernels and some other things are there but no /a /d or /k

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Old 02-05-2005, 07:12 PM   #13
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bump

ahh no quick reply
 
Old 02-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #14
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i think you might be trying with cd2, those directories are on cd1...
 
Old 02-05-2005, 07:37 PM   #15
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Heh, I misunderstood the post. I thought you ment all the packages were on disk 2 except the last instead of boot from the 2nd then insert the 1st.

I reinstalled those packages but I still got the same error when I selected "Slackware" from LILO.
 
  


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