Originally posted by gnashley
What did you boot with? I mean from what/where were you able to run cfdisk? Are you wanting to install to a second HD?
*** ASUS P2B440BX ***
A) 20GIG WD, Plugged into the built in IDE of the asus.
/DEV/HDD1 : Slackware 9.1 - Running the re-compiled 2.62 kernel
B) 34GIG WD Raptor, plugged into the SATA 150TX2Plus
/DEV/SDA1 - Windows
/DEV/SDA2 - SWAP
/DEV/SDA3 - Reiserfs 3.6 (the drive I want to install slackware onto)
The kernel was compiled on the 20gig, and from that slackware 9.1 installation I have been able to cfdisk to /dev/sda and manipulate files on the reiserfs partiton. I haven't extensively tested the sata drive support, (because I want to get it running first) but the support looks alright.
I have run both a syslinux boot disk and lilo boot disk which work fine.
So to recap, I just want to do make either a bootdisk that will allow me to mount a root disk (and then do a CD install) or pass parameters to a syslinux boot disk made with my new kernel to load the CD install... (or any other suggestion really)
The slackware people must have a standardized procedure for making their installation boot disks but I can't find it anywhere (which doesn't help my cause one bit) This is what I really need, but any suggestions at this point would help.