My grub boot looks something like(from the grub prompt):
where hda1 is my /boot partition.
So it appears to find the kernel fine, but when it tries to load init, it gets
Warning: unable to open an initial console.
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
Now, correct me if I am wrong, but Slack shouldn't need an init to boot.
Could it be I have the wrong kernel? I was forced to install by USB, and so couldn't load a new kernel, and when I got to the "select your kernel" screen, I skipped it, and used the default kernel.
(my Thinkpad X30 does not have floppy or CDROM)
Anyway, Can anyone tell me how to get by this and get into slack?