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Old 12-19-2005, 12:20 PM   #1
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Slackware 10.2 installation fails, after installing CD2

When installing Slackware 10.2 CD2, lilo fails to install on MBR. When trying to boot from floppy, I get "could not find kernel image: vmlinuz".
Old 12-19-2005, 01:01 PM   #2
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lilo isn't properly configured

Boot from cd with
boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda noinitrd
Replace bare.i with your kernel of choice and /dev/hda1 with your root partition

After booting into your system use liloconfig or edit /etc/lilo.conf to configure lilo properly.

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Good luck!
Old 12-21-2005, 03:13 AM   #3
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The system is unable to find a kernel? That might be a problem in the long run...
Old 01-20-2006, 07:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for your advise; however, I have not yet successfully loaded 10.2 with KDE. I have attempten to load on 3 different desktops and on 4 hard drives. All with the same results when trying to boot with a floppy disk. "Could not find kernel image: Vmlinuz.

When I boot from CD1 and enter - "boot: bare.i root=/dev/hda noinitrd" at the boot prompt I get the following message.

"the superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. if the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem....

and error occurred..."

suggests that i should run "e2fsck -v -y <partition>" in single-user mode. then it reboots, returning to the original page with "boot:" at the bottom of the screen." With some additional text.

I reloaded again, this time I did not scan CD2, but finalized installation.
Lilo installed on MBR
Password set fine
I chose "Cholesterol Free Desktop Environment" and everything works fine. And I can boot to WinXP or Linux.

Thanks in advance.
Old 01-20-2006, 07:00 PM   #5
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What does uname -r show? What does /etc/fstab show? What choices does xwmconfig show? So you only installed thru cd1? cd2 includes kde and other goodies. You can still download kde pkgs from slackware10.2 site if there is problem with cd2.


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