I am trying to install Slackware from a CD using loadlin and basic.I.
I have two 3.5 inch floppy drives; I have a hard drive with a
primary Dos partition that is active. this PC will be used for Linux
and nothing else. Following the instructions. I created a directory on
the hard disk and placed loadlin and basic.I in the directory. I then
placed the root disk (Basic.I) expanded to a floppy using Rawrite in
my B: or fd1 drive. I booted off a dos floppy went to the the C
directory and launched loadlin. It asked me what image file to use and
I told it Zimage. Loadlin then took off and stopped and this message,
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:01
Kernel panic: VFS Unable to mount root fs on 08:01
What does this mean and what can I do about it?