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Old 02-13-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
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Fatal Startup Error


Edit: Sorry, I just realized this should have gone in the installation subforum, if a moderator could move this that would be very kind. Thank you.


I just installed Slackware 11.0. Installation worked great but unfortunately I'm getting errors when I try to boot up my installation with grub. There's a lot of text but the last two lines looked the most important to me:

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sh-2021: reiserfs_read_super: can not find reiserfs on ide0(3,7)
Kernel panic:VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 03:07
I'm booting slackware from Ubuntu's grub. Here's my line for slack in the /etc/fstab:

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/dev/hda6 /slackware ext3 defaults 0 0
Here's the /boot/grub/menu.lst entry:

Quote:
title Slackware 11
root (hd0,5)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz
If you have any ideas what my problem is, please let me know - I am very eager to try out Slack!

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Old 02-13-2007, 08:01 PM   #2
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Looks like you selected Slackware to be installed to a reiserfs partition, but Ubuntu will try to mount it as an ext3 partiton. Change ext3 to reiserfs.

In your menu.lst file, try changing this to your kernel line:
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 ro vga=791
Then add:
Code:
savedefault
boot
right underneath kernel (as shown).
 
Old 02-14-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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Looks like you selected Slackware to be installed to a reiserfs partition, but Ubuntu will try to mount it as an ext3 partiton. Change ext3 to reiserfs.

In your menu.lst file, try changing this to your kernel line:
Code:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 ro vga=791
Then add:
Code:
savedefault
boot
right underneath kernel (as shown).
The partition /dev/hda6 is an EXT3 file system but I'll try what you said...
 
Old 02-14-2007, 08:34 PM   #4
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Thanks that worked great. Time to try out Slack now.
 
Old 02-14-2007, 09:44 PM   #5
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Well, it seems it really wasn't ext3 after all.
 
Old 02-15-2007, 02:34 PM   #6
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Well, it seems it really wasn't ext3 after all.
GPARTED says it is:

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/7...enshot1li0.png
 
Old 02-15-2007, 03:56 PM   #7
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try 'blkid' (neat command I learned recently)
 
Old 02-15-2007, 06:40 PM   #8
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try 'blkid' (neat command I learned recently)
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ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ blkid /dev/hda6
/dev/hda6: UUID="8eeee165-b39e-4586-82fb-8cdf1d003ce2" SEC_TYPE="ext2" TYPE="ext3"
It says it's EXT3 too...
 
Old 02-15-2007, 09:33 PM   #9
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That's strange ... so why does it work then ?
 
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That's strange ... so why does it work then ?
I have no idea.
 
  


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