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Old 03-16-2004, 02:36 PM   #1
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Zipslack "Warning unable to open an inital console."


HI

i downloaded zipslack and followed all the instructions on thire site and all i get is
"Warning unable to open an inital console."
then
"kernal panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernal"

not sure what that means but please help.
 
Old 03-16-2004, 02:40 PM   #2
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How did you go about booting it?
 
Old 03-17-2004, 03:19 AM   #3
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I followed the instrctions on the slackware page. and loading it form the autoexec.bat file.
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:40 AM   #4
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How did you follow the instructions, ie what partition did you choose,etc...
 
Old 03-17-2004, 09:51 AM   #5
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Partition is hda1
 
Old 03-17-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
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And the bat file has... (don't post the rem'd parts)
 
Old 03-17-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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\linux\loadlin \linux\vmlinuz root=/dev/hda1 rw
 
Old 03-18-2004, 06:20 AM   #8
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Where did you extract the zipslack zipfile to?
Boot with a standalone bootdisk and run 'fdisk -l'. Post results.

Bootdisk site: www.toms.net/rb
 
Old 03-18-2004, 07:17 AM   #9
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Used c:\linux
and boot using hdd (commad.com) fat 16 fs
 
Old 03-18-2004, 09:25 AM   #10
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Boot with a Linux bootdisk and run the command.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 12:20 PM   #11
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Which command do you mean loadin?
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:02 PM   #12
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fdisk -l
Post results here
 
Old 03-21-2004, 12:39 PM   #13
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managed to fix it by installing slackware 9.1
 
  


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