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Shadowfax404 10-29-2012 10:51 AM

help installing source mage

I have been using ubuntu for a while but dessided change of distribution. I thought that source mage 0.10 could be interesting and I have been trying to install it (first on a vmware so that I don't mess my partitions up).

After the reboot, it doesn't work :
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kernel panic :no init found : try passing init option to kernel 

(read next post for the actual question please :) )

Well thank you if you can help :)

Shadowfax404 10-29-2012 12:07 PM

Well I will try to be more specific with my questions,

So I created 3 partitions (used cfdisk /dev/hda )

hda1 Primary bootable Linux ext3 3999.75 Mb

hda2 Primary Linux ext3 4999.75 Mb

hda5 Logical Linux 2161.93 Mb

I want to install on hda1 and to install /home on hda2. hda5 is for the swap.
I then do :
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1
mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda2

mkswap /dev/hda5

then there is that step where I am a bit lost :

what should I do to mount / on hda1 and /home on hda2 ?(and is it the right thing to do)

I have been doing :
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda1 /mnt/root

mkdir /mnt/root/usr

mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /mnt/root/usr

swapon /dev/hda3

I don't know if it is right (I know that /usr isn't /home but it is what they say I should do in the installer). thanks :)

grail 10-29-2012 12:26 PM

You are correct that usr is not home. mount what you want as the guide is there to help you if you do decide to place usr on a separate partition.

Another possible problem for your original error is due to the fact that once booting into the system it is seeing your partitions as /dev/sda1 ... and hence when you specify
/dev/hda1 in lilo or grub it can't find what it needs to. If this is on the right track, my suggestion is to follow the instructions again and see if you get to the same spot.
If you do, go into edit mode for grub or lilo and change all references to hd to sd and see if it boots?

If it does boot, once in your can make the change permanent with nano ( i believe still the default editor)

Shadowfax404 10-29-2012 12:44 PM


So I typed
mount -t ext3 /dev/hda2 /home

When I installed it in the next step (

there is a problem installing netkit :
Couldn't create tablet information for netkit

Is that a big deal ?

then there is that step I don't know what I should do.... :

grail 10-30-2012 11:42 AM

From step 6, which method did you use?

there is a problem installing netkit :
Couldn't create tablet information for netkit

Is that a big deal ?
Probably not initially although you will of course have no network setup abilities without it.

As for step 7:

1. fstab will obviously need to be done as it is used when booting your system

2. hostname is up to you but like networking can be done later

3. setting the TIMEZONE will only affect the clock value and again can be done once the system is booted.

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