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linuxbird 11-21-2007 08:36 PM

Boot Fails on Dual Boot Slackware 12
I have a system which is failing to boot a new installation of Slackware 12. I'm using lilo.

/dev/hda1 old linux root partition (Slack 11)
/dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda3 new linux root partition (Slack 12)

Boots using LILO with /dev/hda1 just fine.

Boots using LILO with root=/dev/hda3 and hangs at "freeing unused memory"

It appears to be the new kernel which is having the problem loading, but I can load the same kernel from a DVD OK.

Searching, I find that this could be swap, initrd, and other things. So far I haven't found a solution.

I'm open for pointers.

Bruce Hill 11-22-2007 12:40 AM

Please post the output of:
fdisk -l
df -hT
cat /etc/lilo.conf

archtoad6 12-26-2007 08:24 AM

If you don't give the add'l info. we ask for, we can't help.

linuxbird 07-20-2008 03:08 PM

This turned out to be a hardware problem. I had a disk which was bad, even though diagnostics told me it was OK. I imaged it to another drive, and everything worked OK. Thanks.

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