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Old 08-24-2005, 12:13 PM   #1
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Unhappy hi there problem installing slackware 10.0


hello.
i am trying to install slackware 10 on a machine whihc i s P4 1gb of ram . what i do is boot it frm cd of slackware thn i type bare.i root=/dev/hda2
after completing the installation and when it restarts it doesnt boot frm hardisk where slackware is installed and when i boot it from cd and type linux it say kernle panic VFS: unable to mount root fs on 03:06

please help me out i need to configure my oracle server on it. i was using red hat before never had this problem
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:16 PM   #2
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When you see the boot prompt, just press enter. You don't have to write anything unless you need to do a system rescue.
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:16 PM   #3
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boot prompt doesnt come because it is not booting up from the hardirve
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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Press enter when you put in the CD before the installation
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:19 PM   #5
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when i boot it up witout a cd it doesnt boot frm the hardrive and if i boot it up with the cd and press enter it starts to makea new installation
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:21 PM   #6
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Do this:

1. Put the Slackware 10.0 CD in the CD drive
2. Reboot the computer
3. When a boot: prompt appears press enter
4. Proceed with the installation
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:24 PM   #7
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ok i am doing this
thn it says about keyborad and login i m loged in now shell i run the setup or not i got partion already . what i think the problem is the kernel.can you help me please to make this machine working
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:27 PM   #8
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In that shell type:
Code:
cfdisk
And make the partitions you need. After that, type setup and follow the instructions there
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:30 PM   #9
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i have created the partation and done the installation.and installation ended up succesfully and whn it say to reboot the machine i reboot the machine by writine reboot or init 0. and when the machine restatrs it doesnt boot with the slackware which iinstalled on the hardrive this is the problem which i m coming across frm last 3 hours i have installed it many times and same thing happens
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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hda1 primary linuxext2
hda3 boot primary linux reiserFS
hda5 logical linux swap
this is my partation harddrive
 
Old 08-24-2005, 12:35 PM   #11
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itried installing it on both partaion primaries. but it does same all the time it complete the installation but when i reboot it doesnt boot frm the hardrive. please help me to sort this thing out
 
Old 08-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #12
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When asked about LILO, choose Expert install and selecto install to MBR (it's not dangerous as it says).
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:19 AM   #13
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i have tried it as well by configuring lilo in expert mode and write the path on lilo for booting is /dev/hda3 on which i install slackware but wyhen machine reboots it doesnt go into slackware and says no booting device found
 
Old 08-25-2005, 04:22 AM   #14
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i m using maxtor 120 gb ATA hardrive do u guys think it could be the problem of hdd.please help me out i have to fninsh this machien today and then install oracle on it
 
Old 08-25-2005, 03:18 PM   #15
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When you install and you have to select where the boot information will be saved you have 3 options:

> ...
> ...
> MBR (possibly unsafe) <---- Select this one


Select the third one, MBR. Your system will boot normally.

Good luck.
 
  


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