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Old 12-28-2003, 08:17 AM   #1
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booting halfway stop??????Why ?????

I installed Slackware 9.1 from scratch. Everything was fine without any error during the installation
Each time the PC starts, lilo boots, it seems ok.
But it will stop half way and prompted Kernel panic. No init found.

Below was the error message from the screen:

Freeing unused kernel memory, 116k freed.
Warning:unable to open an console.
Kernel panic. No init found. Try passing init=option to kernel.

Can any Slack guru please help me. urgent!
Thank you.

I make 3 partition ie, / (hda4), /boot(hda3), /swap(hda6)
My fdisk -l showed this:

Disk /dev/hda: 30.7 GB, 30750031872 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3738 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 1 1305 10482381 7 HPFS/NTFS
/dev/hda2 1306 2626 10610932+ f W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3 * 2627 2657 249007+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda4 2658 3738 8683132+ 83 Linux
/dev/hda5 1306 2610 10482381 b W95 FAT32
/dev/hda6 2611 2626 128488+ 82 Linux swap

I installed lilo to the superbloack.
The content of my lilo.conf is :

# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
#compact # faster, but won't work on all systems.
timeout = 300
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769
# ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting
# End LILO global section
# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3
label = Slack
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
# Linux bootable partition config ends
# DOS bootable partition config begins
other = /dev/hda1
label = Windows2000
table = /dev/hda
# DOS bootable partition config ends
Old 12-28-2003, 09:15 AM   #2
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You have over 40 posts and should know our rules by now. Please do not post the same thread in more than one forum. Picking the most relevant forum and posting it once there makes it easier for other members to help you and keeps the discussion all in one place.
Old 12-28-2003, 11:04 AM   #3
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Re: booting halfway stop??????Why ?????

Originally posted by ckamheng

# Linux bootable partition config begins
image = /boot/vmlinuz
root = /dev/hda3 <----- should be root=/dev/hda4
label = Slack
read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking
root = /dev/hda3 <----- should be root=/dev/hda4 in lilo.conf
Old 12-28-2003, 11:51 AM   #4
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I've got a further question about the partioning.

dev/had3 /
dev/hda4 /boot

I've always thought that you wanted / /boot and /bin on the same partition to prevent problems. Or is this no longer the case since Slack 9 puts vmlinux in /noot instead of / ?
Old 12-28-2003, 12:47 PM   #5
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Please do not post replies to threads in which we have warned users that they have double posted. Its already been reported to be closed 100% of the time once a moderator of that forum gets to it.


He posted this also in the Slackware Installation forum.
Old 12-30-2003, 07:14 AM   #6
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As tricky has mentioned this thread is going to be closed as it's a double post. Any/all discussion should be continued on the 'other' thread on this subject.



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