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Old 01-13-2013, 04:51 PM   #1
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Question Installing Slackware on MacbookPro6,2


Hi everyone, hope someone can help me. I've managed to partition and have a clean install of both MacOS and Slackware 13 (version I had at hand)on my machine (specs at the bottom). Got rEFIt working properly but the problem is when I boot slack I get the following error:

kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknow-block(8,3)

What can I do to solve this issue?

Thanks in advance

Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
Processor Name: Intel Core i7
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
 
Old 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #2
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Are you still able to boot into the Mac side, just not the Slackware side now?
 
Old 01-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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The Mac side works perfect just when booting into slack the error occurs. I'm sure theres a fix for it, but I'm a noob at this lol
 
Old 01-18-2013, 12:00 AM   #4
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If you're using lilo to boot the system, could you post the contents of your /etc/lilo.conf?
 
Old 04-08-2013, 05:35 AM   #5
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Just to give an update. Tried it again with slack 14 and with the new kernel everything went perfect.

Hope this helps anyone with the same issue.
 
  


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