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Old 09-26-2004, 03:24 PM   #1
jessica
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Unhappy Zipslack with usb Zipdrive cannot boot


Hi..everybody,

I am new for linux. I design to try Zipslack first by using Iomega Zip drive (I have only USB port).

After I type : loadlin vmlinuz root=/dev/sda4 rw

!!Kernel Panic!! and cannot mount the root. I try to change many numbers but it is not work anymore. I also scroll back and use the name linux called, hda5, but also "Kernel Panic" happened.

The kernel that I use is 2.2.7. and I think that usb 2.0 is the SBP support which it can use SCSI emulation.

Anybody has an Idea about this problem ?

Thanks in advance for any kind help.

Jessi.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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jessica, from my experience zipslack works with parallel port or scsi interface.

i have never heard of any boot floppies that support usb, it may be a good idea to find if the zipslack distro supports booting from usb devices.

perhaps you are thinking of 'boot from usb' support in bios ? this is something different than using a boot floppy to load a distro from an external device, which is what zipslack does.

there are several alternatives though. what other ports does your laptop have ?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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The reason a genaric Zipslack bootdisk will not boot Zipslack is because it needs to wait for the USB device to be ready.
I think I used a previous version of this bootdisk to boot my USB ZIP 100. The kernel versions matched.
I have since apparently broken the ZIP drive.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thanks.. Robert and 2damncommon,

Thanks for ur help and recomendation. With the website that 2damncommon recommend is work!!!!

Now I can boot with floppy disk, with the kernel 2.4.6 of zipslack10.0 via RUNT4.0

But actually after it can boot until the line

Zipslacklogin:
Password:

I still have no idea about what is my login. Actually when I install other Linux I can define it during the installation procedure but I don't know where can I find the default login from zipslack !!!
 
Old 10-03-2004, 01:31 PM   #5
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The default is root with no password.
Once logged in you can create a root password and add a regular user.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 01:49 PM   #6
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Thanks a lot..

It works now..

Jessi
 
  


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