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I have a Tri-boot setup. hda = Windows, hdb = opensuse, sda = slackware 11
boot loader = Lilo
previously I had just a dual boot with windows and suse, i added a Sata hdd and installed slackware and after i installed it i rebooted and i have the following errors.
1. I rebooted after a fresh install on a sata hdd and it states:
kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k block-major-8, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "801" or "08:01
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
2. When Lilo menu comes up it only lists 2 boot options:
Now I am going to remove suse but i still have a little more data on it.
Should I just disconnect the Sata (Slack) hdd and boot suse and finish there then remove that drive and reattach the Sata (Slack) hdd and reboot?
I don't really understand your question 1.
For question 2, you can always add a boot option for your unix(linux).
Just put in the title, root, etc. in your /boot/grub/menu.lst(might be different for you, look for the menu.lst file, its the GRUB bootloader configuration file) and you're ready to go... Google for it if you don't know how...
For the Lilo problem I thought that I would have 3 entries in the Lilo boot menu, (windows, suse, slack) but it only has 2 entries. And I just wondered why i didnt, normally it would auto detect all OS's. the install detected them but i dont think Lilo did. I was running grub but slack installs lilo. I also installed Lilo in the MBR (option 3 of the installer).
As for the errors, i get then after i select the Linux boot option, I believe it is called verbose mode when everything scrolls up on the screen as Linux is booting. it posted the last 4 lines then it goes into kernel panic and locks up the pc.