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Old 12-19-2009, 04:23 AM   #1
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Talking SLAX install a problem....


I installed slax6.2.0 on my hdd but now it wont boot...

Here's how i did it. Any light will be looked at..pls help.. slax is as clean as it can get..

I installed ubuntu8.04 on sda9 and made swap sda8 . next i went to the slax install in slax cd.

#mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda3
#mkswap /dev/sda8
#swapon /dev/sda8
#cd /mnt
#mkdir sda3
#mount /dev/sda3 sda3
#cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,etc,home,lib,root,sbin,usr,var,opt} /mnt/sda3
#mkdir /mnt/sda3/{boot,mnt,proc,sys,tmp}
#cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/sda3/boot
#mount -t proc proc /mnt/sda3/proc
#mount --bind /dev /mnt/sda1/dev

This was the steps done in response to the tutorial in the below link:

now i did try going to the slax site ..but the following error was seen:

Network Timeout

The server at is taking too long to respond

The requested site did not respond to a connection request and the browser has stopped waiting for a reply.

* Could the server be experiencing high demand or a temporary outage? Try again later.
* Are you unable to browse other sites? Check the computer's network connection.
* Is your computer or network protected by a firewall or proxy? Incorrect settings can interfere with Web browsing.
* Still having trouble? Consult your network administrator or Internet provider for assistance.
Eveytime for the last 2 days..... so i couldnot get from
this was the reason why i installed ubuntu so that i can use the grub tho boot slax. heres the grub

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=ecc8a96d-d6a6-4f98-bf06-7246dc2fb5e2 ro quiet splash vga=792
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=ecc8a96d-d6a6-4f98-bf06-7246dc2fb5e2 ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
root (hd0,8)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin


# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:

# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Slax6.2.0
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 init=linuxrc root=/dev/sda3 ro autoexec=xconf;kdm

title Microsoft Windows XP Professional
root (hd0,0)
chainloader +1

Now when i go to the OS selection screen and choose Slax it comes out with:
Unable to mount device
press any key to continue........

please help me.....What do you think went .. i bet it's something with if it is pls show a correct configuration .. I really am a linux noob..

Old 12-19-2009, 04:30 AM   #2
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Check this out, and customise to your settings:

Insert your Ubuntu Live CD and them immediately restart your computer (so as to boot from the Ubuntu CD). Once the Ubuntu Live environment is up and loaded, click Applications>Accessories>Terminal. At the prompt type:

* sudo grub

This will take you to a grub prompt that looks like this:

* grub>

At grub>. enter these commands:

* grub> find /boot/grub/stage1

This will return a location output, that will look something like “(hd0,1)”. Next, THIS IS IMPORTANT, whatever was returned for the find command use it in the next line (you are still at grub>. when you enter the next 3 commands…also be sure to include the parenthesis).

* grub> root (hd0,1)
* grub> setup (hd0)
* grub> quit

Last edited by kofucii; 12-19-2009 at 04:33 AM.
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