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Old 06-30-2003, 02:02 PM   #1
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installation question

hey all,

i just recently installed slack 8.1 again, so this is honestly about the 150th time. i have never had this problem with my install though, i getthrough it fine, bu when i go to reboot, the system panics, and gives me a:

"Kernel tried to kill init. Try passing init= XX to kernel"

what gives?? i thought that i might have missed something during theinstall, so i went bad and installed everything over again fresh, and i got the same message. i do not think that i am missing anything, but i am not quite sure.

another quick question.....i want to use reiserfs, but everytime time the setup asks me to choose my root partition and my usr, and home, it appears to mount the fs's but i see an error in the F4 console that says:

"filesystem error; either wrong fs mount option, bad superblock, or too many mounted filesystems."

i have never gotten this error either, and i am quite baffled by this. i also know that if i am using reiserfs as as my root fs type that i need te -notail option, but i am using a seperate /boot partition, that is ext3. if anyone has ny answers about this one as well, you help is greatly appreciated.

TIA everyone who reads this...
Old 06-30-2003, 11:31 PM   #2
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I'm not quite sure, but I think if you going to use reiser FS then make your /boot partition should be ext2 instead of ext3.

I thought I read that awhile back.
Old 07-01-2003, 12:38 AM   #3
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reiser FS doesnt work correctly in slackware 8.1 it isnt able to find init because it is on the reiser fs partition or get slack 9 it should work there
Old 07-01-2003, 09:42 AM   #4
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alright thanks guys, i dont have internet at home,so last night i installed slack 9.0 with all ext3 partitions and it worked, now i am jsut curious to know if the bare.i 9.0 kernel has reiserfs support already built in?? cause i had some problms when i tried to use reiserFS on my home and usr partitions only, i made my / ext3 and my boot ext3 which is ok, it says so in the gentoo install guide at least so thats what i am going by. so if ayone could just answer the question of wheather or not there is reiser support in the 9.0 kernel that would help alot!! thanks again guys
Old 07-01-2003, 09:46 AM   #5
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There should be no problem using reiser with the bare kernel. Just make sure you created correct fstab entries for your reiser partitions though.
Old 07-01-2003, 10:36 AM   #6
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alright thanks, i am gonna try this again when i get home, but in the meantime, anyone who knows of any other reasons that i would be getting the mount error, please feel free to chime in and let me know if you have had similar problems...thanks again to everyone who helped


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