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Old 04-29-2004, 05:15 PM   #1
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Question Newly installed slackware system will not boot


I have a problem where my newly installed slackware system will not boot.

I believe the problem stems from the following errors on boot:

hda: task_no_data_intr: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
hda: task_no_data_intr: error=0x04 { DriveStatusError }
hda: host protected area => 1

and, later on, it gives the following error over, and over:

INIT: cannot execute "/sbin/agetty"
and, to continue, it then says:

INIT: Id "c6" respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes
INIT: no more processes left in this runlevel
I am working on a minimalist slackware install, so I am going about creating a live-cd with the linux live cd scripts, found here: http://www.linux-live.org/

I didn't install a kernel during the install portion, and instead installed the kernel from that page. I am not sure if this is what I was supposed to do with the kernel download from that page, but that's what I did...

The funny thing is that the install cd boots.
HOWEVER: booting with the install cd, as mentioned at the boot options screen of the live cd, by typing the following: "bare.i root=/dev/hda1 noinitrd ro" at the boot: prompt, results in the same error as I got before(the DriveReady SeekComplete Error)

Any guess as to why this doesn't work? I previously was trying out fedora and it worked fine. before that, knoppix, and it worked fine, so it must be a mistake I made(I did expert mode install, and could have deselected the wrong packages - remember I'm shooting for a <50 MB install)
 
Old 04-30-2004, 02:20 AM   #2
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http://home.earthlink.net/~gnashley/phnxhtml

read this.............may help
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:31 AM   #3
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Re: Newly installed slackware system will not boot

Quote:
Originally posted by yelo

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I didn't install a kernel during the install portion, and instead installed the kernel from that page. I am not sure if this is what I was supposed to do with the kernel download from that page, but that's what I did...
--<snip>--
I'd say this is your problem, to complete a Slackware install you need a Slackware kernel, only after a completed install do you install the linux-livekernel to make your live CD.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 03:49 PM   #4
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Fans of the Phoenix HOWTO at http://home.earthlink.net/~gnashley/phnxhtml
may be interested in watching what I'm doing at amigolinux.org
Since I found that there's a block of people who take a negative connotation to the word Phoenix, I changed the name to Amigo Linux, registered the Domain name and got hosting on ibiblio.org
Instead of working more on the HOWTOS I've been packaging Amigo Linux for download. Starting uploads tomorrow and still editing and uploading a few supporting web pages also.
I have a new version Amigo 2.0 based on ZipSlack9.1 that has Knoppix-style auto-configuration. Takes less than 60 seconds on a P133!
I also have the older Amigo 1.0 which is based on ZipSlack8.1.
I also have three mini-ZipSlacks of 22, 31 and 42MB!
Some files are already visible at http://ibiblio.org/amigo, but in a few days the DNS servers will resolve http://amigolinux.org
Still a one-man project so be patient.
Thanks to 320mb, again.
 
Old 05-10-2004, 09:15 AM   #5
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Amigo looks very interesting , thx
 
Old 05-11-2004, 06:01 AM   #6
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The Amigo1.0 version is already available at http://ibiblio.org/amigo/download and I will be uploading Amigo 2.0 later today.
The 22MB and 32MB mini-zipSlacks(9.1) are also there under /download/others
 
  


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