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Old 02-10-2013, 02:24 AM   #16
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I was having a similar problem the other day. I got a new hdd to use as a backup and unplugged my main hdd to install slackware on the new backup hdd.

I could start my main hdd just fine and be in slackware and online like normal *IF* my new backup hdd was unplugged. If the new hdd was plugged in, I would get the same kernel panic you are getting.

Look on the back of each hdd and remove the little jumper that used to be necessary on the old ide setups on MoBo's.

Then make sure that each sata cable from the hdd's are plugged into the corresponding sata on the MoBo in order...for example:

sda is plugged into sata1 on the mobo
sdb into sata2
sdc into sata3

The combination (or maybe just one of those things I did) made it so I could plug the two hdd's in like I wanted and get back to my main hdd like normal.

I then had a problem where the MoBo(?) was making my main hdd sdb and the backup hdd sda, so I booted into my main hdd and changed the fstab on the backup hdd to sdb.

Next, when I was doing fdisk with the backup hdd I forgot to make the / partition bootable, so remember to toggle that too on each hdd.

Lastly, I booted into my backup hdd and had to adduser...I'd forgotten that also and could see / from my main hdd but couldn't see /home because I kept forgetting to add a user, heh.

Hopefully this is sorta kinda clear and maybe will help some. Your problem really is similar to the one I had the other day, you just have more hdd's.
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:10 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by psionl0 View Post
Did you run lilo after editing lilo.conf? (That's an easy omission to make).

Just to double check everything, you should have done
mount /dev/sdd1 /sdd1
chroot /sdd1
vi /etc/lilo.conf
vi /etc/fstab

The relevant section of your lilo.conf should now read as
# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
# Append any additional kernel parameters:
append=" vt.default_utf8=0 video=800x600"
boot = /dev/sdd
. . .
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz-huge-3.2.29
  root = /dev/sdd2
  label = Linux_HUGE
# Linux bootable partition config ends
And your fstab (assuming your first partition is the swap partition) should be:
/dev/sdd1        swap             swap        defaults         0   0
/dev/sdd2        /                ext4        defaults         1   1
/dev/sd (other mount points)
Here I am to put a end at this.
I was weak and chose to solve the problem at the easiest way.
I thought that i have knowledge enough to install slackware with my other drivers connected.
At the end occurred every thing fine.
The disk are mounted and i can see them at terminal and at Xfce.
After look around about the network i put my wireless to work.
I am having an other problem with my sound card. I have two of them, onboard and a cmedia pci. Slack is setting the onboard card to default one.
I want to change this. I google it, but the solutions i have found does not work. I think is because of slack version.
Look what I have here!!

root@Ary-PC:/proc/asound# cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [NVidia         ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
                      HDA NVidia at 0xdfef4000 irq 23
 1 [CMI8738        ]: CMI8738 - C-Media CMI8738
                      C-Media CMI8738 (model 37) at 0xe800, irq 19
I want to set C-media has default sound card.
How can i do that?

PS. Sorry about that, but, on windows I can use one card for songs and the other one for mic. I do this because i have 2 huge speakers (20'' each), and if i put the mic at the same card i have feedback even with the mic volume lowest. Can i have the resource with slack?
Well, I will put this problem in other post.
Thanks everyone for help. I learn a lot.


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