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Old 07-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #1
PeteRossi
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Question Slackware 10.0 bare.i won't mount root partition


Downloaded Slackware 10.0 the other day and now trying to
install it. I can't get the bare.i boot disk to mount
my root partition. Using standard IDE drives.

At the prompt I enter --> mount root=/dev/hda2 and
after the kernel loads, it asks me to insert a root floppy.

This used to work for the last 10 years. Did they change
something in 10.0 ?
 
Old 07-12-2004, 09:57 AM   #2
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Re: Slackware 10.0 bare.i won't mount root partition

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Originally posted by PeteRossi
Downloaded Slackware 10.0 the other day and now trying to
install it. I can't get the bare.i boot disk to mount
my root partition. Using standard IDE drives.

At the prompt I enter --> mount root=/dev/hda2 and
after the kernel loads, it asks me to insert a root floppy.

This used to work for the last 10 years. Did they change
something in 10.0 ?
So you are trying to upgrade or what are you trying to do? Why are you mounting a root part if you are trying to install?

-bc
 
Old 07-12-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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I have tried the same. It also asks me to insert a root floppy after I did 'mount root=/dev/sda1'. I tried to use the bare.i bootdisk to boot my system because LILO and the custom boot disk (created during the installation) does not work. However, it seems to be wrong configuration or something. My problem is described in my last post in the 'Slackware 9.1 on XP laptop' thread, (I've got this problem with Slackware 10.0. The thread 'Slackware 9.1 on XP laptop' is almost 5 month old I think. The title should now be 'Slackware 10.0 on XP laptop'

Last edited by athanatos; 07-12-2004 at 12:21 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 02:01 AM   #4
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I beleive there is a 'buggy' floppy image out there since this is the third time I have seen a post like this. Try booting with CD #1 or use an older boot floppy image from the 9.1 tree. This is kinda like still having the color.gz(null bytes) on the mirrors, and always makes me wonder if Patrick V. has ever visited slackware.com... and poor anyone who tries to use the slackware book, unless they are trying to run slackware 3.3, in which case all the info is 100% accurate.
 
Old 07-14-2004, 08:31 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by gnashley
I beleive there is a 'buggy' floppy image out there since this is the third time I have seen a post like this. Try booting with CD #1 or use an older boot floppy image from the 9.1 tree. This is kinda like still having the color.gz(null bytes) on the mirrors, and always makes me wonder if Patrick V. has ever visited slackware.com... and poor anyone who tries to use the slackware book, unless they are trying to run slackware 3.3, in which case all the info is 100% accurate.
haha... thats the truth

 
Old 07-14-2004, 10:30 AM   #6
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Hi,

You think I can use the boot/root disks from slackware 9.1 to install and boot my system (slackware 10.0)?
 
Old 07-14-2004, 12:14 PM   #7
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Just use 9.1 BOOT disk, and then feed it the 10.0 install disks. There may have been a change in the install scripts.
 
  


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