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Im new to slackware so i hope you guys can help me.
im trying to install slackware 10.2 on a dell 2450 with a perc 3/si raid controllor, at the installation boot promt i boot raid.s, the installation goes verry well until i boot up my system for the first time.
Kernel panic: VFS: unable to mount root fs on 08:01
can anybody be so kind and give me a full howto, to solv my problem
When installing, did you specified the raid.s kernel as the default one. Sounds like it does not has the right modules to load the raid.
What was meant, at the end of the install, after the files have been copied over, it asks you what kernel to load. Did you specify the raid.s kernel off the cdrom?
The reason why is that it asks you which one at the beginning for installing, then at the end, it asks you for one for the HDD to run off of.
Slackware can be a little disconcerting at the first install
Plus, a 1450 also has options for large amount of ram, etc. You may have to compile a kernel for all that....I don't recall whether it has dual processors or not. PowerEdge servers get a little bizzare sometimes.
At the end of the Slackware install, it asks you what kernel to use to boot with. It seems you selected the default instead of the raid.s kernel. (Default is bare.i , no help on a scsi raid system like the PowerEdge 1450. The bare.i kernel cannot use a raid system, much less scsi with out a recompile).
Since you can't get to a console, and you just installed, just reinstall. Near the end, after all the files copy, you'll be asked what kernel to install. Choose the raid.s (May have to put disc1 back in).
That SHOULD straighten you out, but raid/scsi gets a little weird with Slackware. Keep us updated.
Yep. I agree. But sometimes with a newbie, might be easier to start fresh. Just in case something goes hinky trying to switch the kernels, it will eliminate any extraneous leftovers sitting around. Plus, even with KDE being installed, would only be 20 minutes or so lost.
Hey, fresh install, newbie, 20 minutes or the possibility of being on/off this forum trying to swap the kernel.... Might be quicker