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Old 12-23-2003, 01:29 PM   #1
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: Hudiksvall, SWEDEN
Distribution: Slackware 10.1
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NOOB Warning! Kernel Panic after install

I have just installed (almost slack but when I finished the installation routine, and booted for the first time there's a kernel panic that says;

kmod: failed to exec /sbin/modprobe -s -k ide-disk, errno = 2
VFS: Cannot open root device "1602" or "16.02"
Please append a correct "root=" boot option
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 16:02

What the "f!"#%%&ck" ... what have I done

My christmas "mission" - to install Slackware for the first time - seem to crashed ...

Please help a total Slack-NOOB !!!
Old 12-23-2003, 01:39 PM   #2
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Which kernel did you choose to install? It looks like you have a kernel that doesn't support IDE disks. If this is the case then execing /sbin/modprobe won't work as the file won't exist yet as its more than likely on an unsupport IDE disk.


Old 12-23-2003, 02:05 PM   #3
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Well, I did pick the "base.i" type ... I have "normal" hardware (IDE drive / NVIDIA / 19 DELL) with three partitions (made from slack-install) ...
Old 12-23-2003, 09:37 PM   #4
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sounds like its trying to boot a non existant partition


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