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Old 09-05-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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Problem installing Slackware 10.1

Hello everyone,

The first problem that found during the setup configuration is that the LILO couldn't be installed automatically. Then if booting using the bootdisk fd0 (created using installation CD during setup) got the err: couldn't find kernel image vmlinuz.

I tried using the loadlin (loadlin bzimage root=/dev/hdb1 ro vga=3) and got the errors summarized somewhat like this:

VFS: cannot open root device "" or 22:01
Please append a correct "root= " boot option
Kernel panic: unable to mount root fs on 22:01
swapon: cannot open /etc/fstab No such file or directory..
the superblock couldn't be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesyatem. If the dev is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt . You might try usinge 2fsckwith an alternate superblock....

I think i have to recover the corrupted superblock. I am not very familiar with this and hope all of you can help me.

Thank you in advance.

Old 09-05-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
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hello there,
since yr system is not finding the kernel image "vmlinuz" whose entry lies in /etc/lilo.conf...what i would suggest is to reinstall "lilo" in mbr using the 1st cd of the distro in rescue mode.


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Old 09-05-2005, 02:51 PM   #3
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using the rescue cd post the entries of your /etc/lilo.conf and /etc/fstab

Old 09-05-2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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check the boot option in /etc/lilo.conf file
in boot option write boot = hdb


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