Originally Posted by gegechris99
To boot into your slackware system using the installation CD/DVD, the correct syntax at boot prompt is:
hugesmp.s root=/dev/sda3 initrd=ro
that won't work, cuz the system is encrypted ( i think i tried it) so i had to specify the right initrd image.
whatever. i did that. the fact that liloconfig does nothing confuses me x.x
weird.. if course /dev/sda2 hast nothing to do with vgchange -ay cuz its not a LV :P
bash-3.1# fdisk /dev/sda2
Command (m for help): a
Partition number (1-4): 2
Warning: partition 2 has empty type
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
WARNING: Re-reading the partition table failed with error 22: Invalid argument.
The kernel still uses the old table.
The new table will be used at the next reboot.
so i made a reboot and it tried to boot /dev/sda2 but - of course - there was nothing to boot from yet. So i started from the cd again and did:
bash-3.1# lilo -v
LILO version 22.8, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
Development beyond version 21 Copyright (C) 1999-2006 John Coffman
Released 19-Feb-2007 and compiled at 12:43:17 on Nov 29 2008.
Warning: LBA32 addressing assumed
Reading boot sector from /dev/sda2
Warning: '/proc/partitions' does not match '/dev' directory structure.
Name change: '/dev/dm-0' -> '/dev/mapper/root'
Warning: Name change: '/dev/dm-1' -> '/dev/cryptvg/swap'
Warning: Name change: '/dev/dm-2' -> '/dev/cryptvg/root'
Warning: Name change: '/dev/dm-3' -> '/dev/cryptvg/home'
Warning: Partition 2 on /dev/sda is not marked Active.
Fatal: device-mapper: only linear boot device supported
obviously it still doesnt work... i have no idea why !