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Old 03-30-2003, 08:58 PM   #1
M4573r31f
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HELP! slackware 8.1 stuffs


this is prolly gonna sound stupid to whoever anwers it, but here goes:

Im trying to install slackware onto a partition adjacent to windows 2000 i have everything partitioned, a 4 gig os drive, a 2 gig swap drive, and a 28 gig partition that i plan to share between windows and slackware, i know that can be done, and tats not the problem, problem is, when i try to insall it, i put in the boot disk, it runs through some stuff, then it asks for my root disks, so i put them in 1 by 1 trough all five of em, and as soon as its done it says

Kernel panic:No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

then it hangs and i have to reboot through bootmagic back to windows, any suggestions??

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Old 03-31-2003, 01:11 PM   #2
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What do you mean 'asking for root disks'? Is it askin where you want to mount the root '/' filesystem?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:17 PM   #3
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Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into ram disk and press enter
so i put in disk 1
RAMDISK: ext2 filesystem found at block 0
VFS: Insert disk #2 and press enter
so i do that
Loading disk #2... doe disk 2.
VFS: Insert disk #3 and press enter
etc etc etc
then it tells me its panicking and thats as far as i can get on my install
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:52 PM   #4
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If it's possible to use a CD image rather than a set of floppy images do that instead.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 04:59 PM   #5
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tried that, i tell my cmos to boot from cd, it does this

Looking for boot record from CD....Failure
Looking for boot record from IDE....Found

Then it goes into boot magic, and all i can do is go into win2k
 
Old 03-31-2003, 06:05 PM   #6
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Put in your boot floppy and when you get to

boot:

type in

root=/dev/hda2

but substitute /dev/hda2 for the actual root partition.

When you say "as soon as it's done, it panics"--as soon as what's done?

At what point exactly does the panic hit? Do you get to do anything at all regarding the installation or does it just immediately go into panic after it reads the last (number 5) of the ramdisks?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 10:58 PM   #7
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This is what it does:

http://millenium-jta.netfirms.com/slack.html

Hope that helps you guys help me

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Old 03-31-2003, 11:32 PM   #8
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The actual error you're getting is bad entry in directory.
This almost certainly means corrupted floppy disks. Try it with a set of brand new fdds.

The other possibility is bad RAM, but I don't think that's likely and you don't want that to be the case.
 
Old 03-31-2003, 11:38 PM   #9
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The idsks im using are brand new, and i know its not a ram problem, i have 384 mg of ddr ram at 133 mhz, i bet my soul its not bad ram, but the floppies, tho new, could be the prollem, il try that when i get somemore moneys
 
Old 04-01-2003, 01:43 AM   #10
M4573r31f
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NVM guys, im sayin screw it to slackware til later, im gonna install free bsd, my friend knows about that so i wont be needing help, laterz
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:05 AM   #11
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Well, good luck to you then. *shrugs*
 
  


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