I attempted to install Slackware 11 with lvm as posted in this guide:
When I ran vgscan the final time I got a message saying:
/proc/mounts: fopen %s failed: No such file or directory
/proc/devices: fopen failed: No such file or directory
Failed to create lvm type filter
When I tried to reboot with either 'shutdown -r now' or 'reboot' I got the following error:
init: /dev/initctl: No such file or directory
During startup I noticed that my LVs (/usr, /var, /tmp, /opt, and /home) failed to mount reason: No such file or directory. They should be mounted as /dev/vg/volume_name.
When I created the LVs in step 6 (by running 'lvcreate -L5G -nusr vg') I got the message:
/dev/hda: open failed: Read-only file system
Logical volume "usr" created
I got the same message for all LVs created. /dev/hda is my dvd burner. I dont understand this because I am trying to creat LVs on /dev/sda4.
I think that I might not understand how to perform step 7 (mount the new root to /mnt). Does this mean to mount /dev/sda3 (my root partition) to /mnt? After mounting /dev/sda1 to /boot and /dev/sda3 to / I switched to console 2 and ran 'mount /dev/sda3 /mnt' I got the following message:
mount: /dev/sda3 already mounted or /mnt busy
mount: according to mtab, /dev/sda3 is already mounted on /mnt.
I assumed this was ok and proceeded with the rest of the installation, getting stuck at step 15 as described earlier.
I performed a hard reboot and was not able to login. The password is incorrect. I carefully noted the pass when I changed it and even ran passwd while in the chrooted enviroment. I have reattemted the whole installation multiple times. I dont know what to do.
Also, I am using the installation DVD to install Slackware.
What am I doing wrong? There seems to be something missing from this guide. Please Help Me. Thank you.