grub runs then: Kernel Panic: unable to mount 03:00, slack 10.0
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First you're telling it Slackware's root is at /dev/hda3, then you're appending the kernel and telling it it's /dev/hda4/. Anyway, you shouldn't need the "root=/dev/hda4/" at all. But if you were to leave it, change it to "root=/dev/hda3".
I would have to agree. Grub's parition and harddrive designation is based on the BSD system which starts at 0, unlike linux which starts at 1.
The boot partition (hda1) is only for RH. Within the slack partition (hda4) there is a subdirectory: /boot, where its kernel is located.
Would it make any difference if I did share the boot partition (hda1) between both distrobutions? In the back of my head I thought they had to be separate, but I don't know why I thought that.
I didn't mention it before, but to eliminate the question: I can mount hda4, and have looked at the directory structure. So it leads me to believe its something contained within the kernel commands. But I have no idea what. I've very seldom played with kernels. The cd boot disk loaded just fine, and towards the end of the installation asked me what kernel I wanted to copy over. I told it bare.i because I figured if I needed to mess with kernel settings I'd rather start from scratch.
on a side note: In going thru the grub info file I couldn't find out why 'ro' is included on that line. And is 'root=...' truely optional?