boot- & root- disks ...ummm???
I've been running Slackware v9.1 for 6 months or so and I couldn't ever ever get it to boot correctly off of my harddrive, so I just stuck with the boot floppy disk that I made during installation...
This afternoon the disk stopped working and I somehow lost my backup copy of the disk when I moved back home from school.
So, I went online and got the "bare" image and used RAWRITEXP.EXE to put it on a brand new floppy.
At the "boot: " prompt, I type "mount root=/dev/hdb2" (which was correct for the previous disk) and it'll start up like usual...
THEN I get the message: "Insert root floppy disk to be loaded into RAM disk and press ENTER"
Before, I didn't need another disk...so I'm not sure exactly what this is looking for; do I need to find an 'image' for a root disk or was I supposed to do something to get around this message???
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
N.C. State University
Last edited by jmshortNCSU; 07-03-2004 at 06:21 PM.