Stability & partition issues
Hello, folks recently managed to install Slackware 12 successfully having learned a lot in the process. However, yesterday after rebooting the system I got
Kernel panic, something to the effect that init could not be found and that i might have a bad block and i might need to build the tree..
It just hung there. I didn't even get a console prompt.
The only thing that had done to change system configuration was chmod /dev/hdc as my cd rom was not working when logged in user mode and fine when logged as root.
So in short, i was disappointed at the apparent instability.
I have rebuilt the system and about to configure X. Before I go any further with the configuration I want opinions with regards partitions.
In the previous install I had
I made / bootable and installed lilo mbr on root. In the latest install I created
I added lilo header to /boot and ending in /. mbr in /boot
My file system is reiserfs.
Please let me know best option for stability. Shall i keep this or go back to the former. I know i am going to be told to back to external devices. But generally how do i make sure /home directory is safe in case you need to wipe other partitions to reinstall.