I'm a total newbie to Linux, so this may be a really simple problem to solve, but...I installed Slackware 8.1 and it seemed to go through the wizard and install itself with no problems at all. But then on booting the system for the first time (after setting my password, etc) I get the following message:
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
An error occurred during the root filesystem check.
You will now be given a chance to log into the
system in single-user mode to fix the problem.
If you are using the ext2 filesystem, running
'e2fsck -v -y <partition>' might help.
Entering System Maintenance Mode
/dev/console: Read-only file system
I eventually got fed up, couldn't find any explanations on the web, so installed XP over it. I recently tried installing the same version of Slackware again, hoping maybe it would work this time, but now I am getting the same errors again! The 'e2fsck' command doesn't seem to fix anything either. I have a single partition on the volume, the ext2 (Linux) partition.
I did get a BIOS warning from this ChipAway thing on booting after installing Linux telling me I have a boot sector virus. I think it's just telling me this because Linux has modified the Master Boot Record and the BIOS is confused and thinks its a virus, so I disabled the virus-detection feature in CMOS, but I don't know, maybe this could be the reason for my problems?
I never had any problems with Windows XP, so it's not a hardware problem. It's quite an old computer which I'm trying to resurrect, a PII-700, but I've been told Linux can run on anything...
I'd appreciate any ideas anyone has!