slackware installation

slackware installation

Post by CAK » Wed, 15 Mar 2000 04:00:00



i want to ask sth about
slackware 7.0 installation
i booted my comp fromcd but i cannot
tell machine about my cdrom and hardware
there is nothing about
the cdrom and hdd
in the help and how can i
make a swap
area
and partition area

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slackware installation

Post by Rob Cla » Wed, 15 Mar 2000 04:00:00



>in the help and how can i
>make a swap
>area
>and partition area

Full details are in the README7.TXT file in the top directory of your
CD-ROM.  The short version:

After logging in as "root" but before running "setup," use cfdisk to
create Linux native and swap partitions.  
(I prefer fdisk myself)

Here's an example of a hard disk that is ready to use:

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Disk /dev/hda: 15 heads, 62 sectors, 899 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 930 * 512 bytes

   Device Boot    Start       End    Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1             1        71     32984   82  Linux swap
/dev/hda2            72       899    385020   83  Linux native
--

When you enter the setup program, the Linux swap will automatically be
recognized and configured.  In my simple example, /dev/hda2 will be the
root ("/") partition.


http://www.o2.net/~gromitkc/winmodem.html

 
 
 

1. Slackware Installation problem... HELP!!

Hi folks:

I am trying to install Slackware 3.0 Linux on my PC. My configuration is
486-66MHz, 8 MB RAM, 420 MB hard drive (MS-DOS primary, configured as a
bootable C drive), 1.04 GB EIDE hard drive (MS-DOS primary 300 MB, rest
reserved for Linux, configured as D drive), Media Vision Multimedia card
with non-IDE Mitsumi double speed CDROM. I am using the Promise 2300+
EIDE controller for supporting >504 MB hard drives.

To my problem,
I created the boot disk using the "mitsumi" file in the bootdsk.144
directory and created the rootdisk using the .\rootdsks/color.gz. When I
boot the system, it comes to the boot prompt. I hit ENTER. It continues
further  with no apparent error messages and eventually prints:

VFS: Insert RAMDISK floppy. hit ENTER
                           I insert the rootdisk and hit ENTER
                           It prints:
VFS: Disk change detected on dev 2/28
Corrupted Input
RAMDISK: gzip header not found. Continuing with conventional load.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                              Why does it do this??
Ok it continues further

[MSDOS. FS Rel...]

.......

UMSDOS Beta 0.6
.......
Transition Block size = 512
end_request: I/O error, dev 2100,sector 2098656
isofs_read_super: bread failed, dev x2100, iso_blknum 524664
Kernel Panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 2100

The system hangs at this point. Could anyone tell me why this happens?
What am I doing wrong? and what is the solution? I would really
appreciate it. Meanwhile I keep trying to figure it out.

Thanks ,

Kirti

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