Originally Posted by wildwizard
As for your unable to open root device error does the kernel your booting have the ext2 driver in it?
Thanks wildwizard, for the explanation on the MBR --> disk with the map file thing, i.e., visit MBR, look for /boot/map in the other disk.
From the Slackware-HOWTO shipping within the 14.0 distro and in my words: hugesmp.s has support for the filesystem and huge.s is the same except for single processor. huge.s is the one I told the installer to use to do its job. As it finally did not ask which kernel I finally wanted, I pressume huge.s is the kernel I have at present in the OS (14.0). This says nothing ... I read the 14.0 manuals for mke2fs and e2fsck. Both speak of ext2, ext3 and ext4, implying they know ext2. I'm attaching the lilo.conf last used.
boot = /dev/sda
# Slack 14.0
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sdb1
label = lin14
# Slack 12.0
image = /mnt/boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/sda1
label = lin12
This is the kernel in use in my 12.0: vmlinuz-huge-smp-126.96.36.199-smp
This is the kernel in use in my 14.0: