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Old 02-17-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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Salix - Kernel Panic or something


Ok so i downloaded the Install CD for Salix-KDe. i did the autopartition install and then i did not make a usb like it asked at the end of the install process.

after i installed i must have done something wrong. it doesnt boot when i go through lilo, and when i try using my grub boot disk it doesnt work either. the error messages are kind of different in each process.
i dont know how to copy them down from a log or anything but it says something like
"unable to mount /dev/sda1/ because of unsupported features" -lilo boot
--then it sits at a black screen with the curser in the top left(or whatever the underscore is called in linux talk)
"kernel panic(something about syncing)" -grub boot
--it sits with text with blinking curser at the bottom

it could say in both, but like i said i dont know how to copy out of a log or anything.

The install is set up that i have my windows on a 1tb hard drive and then the Salix on another 300gb HD.

if anyone knows what is happening let me know, and if any more info is needed i can throw it up here. thank you in advanced XOXO

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Old 02-18-2013, 06:41 AM   #2
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I can't help you, but if you've nothing to loose, why not try installing again. As a recommendation, do the manual partitioning; i never trust those 'auto' options.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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There could be conflicting issue's with your 1TB hard drive and your 300 GB HD-
If your 1TB hard drive is external disconnect it and then proceed with installing Salix.
If it is part of the internal architecture inside of your computers tower than re-install Salix- -

You mentioned Lilo....do you not want to use GRUB 2?
That's the standard bootloader with most of the Linux Distributions.
Sorry I don't know all the details of Lilo- Is Lilo a bootloader as well?


And like Knightron suggest's manual partitioning is the best choice
When the partition manager prompts you 'create a new partition' for the ext3 journaling file system (/) 20GB for your distro/Salix. Than 'create another new partition' and allocate 1 to 2GB for the swap space.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-20-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Here in this article you can troubleshoot Lilo-

To work with Lilo the computer administrator edit's the:
/etc/lilo.conf to set a default partition to boot, the time-out value, which choices should appear in a menu, kernel parameters, which partition to mount as the root partition, whether or not to initially load a RAM disk

http://linuxdevcenter.com/pub/a/linu...de-simple.html
 
Old 02-20-2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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Quote:
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You mentioned Lilo....do you not want to use GRUB 2?
That's the standard bootloader with most of the Linux Distributions.
Sorry I don't know all the details of Lilo- Is Lilo a bootloader as well?
Lilo is the default bootloader in Slackware, and Salix is based on Slackware. It's been a long time since i've used Salix, but i'm pretty sure they continue to keep lilo as the default bootloader too. I recommend going with the default bootloader, especially if it's lilo because all the tutorials on the website will be based off that.
 
Old 02-21-2013, 04:30 PM   #6
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Hmm...
Didn't know Lilo was the bootloader for Slackware and that Salix is based/built on Slackware-
Thanks; Knightron

sophmod:
Do you want to re-install?

If so; I'll need you to run a command so I can view all partitions to avoid future issues-
Code:
fdisk -l
As a Root user-
 
  


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