I've just got the Slackware 2.0 distribution Linux set up on my second
HD (/dev/hdb) on my 486. I used the bare & color144 and followed the
instructions to created the boot floppy. All seems fine except when I
boot off the floppy, the first time it seems to be able to mount /dev/hdb1
and /dev/hdb2 fine, but complained about the /hdb2 with bunch of error
messages. (I partitioned /hdb with 3 partitions: /hdb1 as the system with
186M mounted the /, /hdb2 with 200M with /home mounted, and /hdb3 as
the swap with 20M, which accounts for all 406M on the Connor drive which
I want to be exclusively used for Linux. Both the hdb1 and hdb2 are
set up as ext2fs and primary.)
Now, the readme's seems to say if I see the error messages, I should
reboot to pick up the changes and what not by ext2. If I don't reboot,
I seem to be able to run the whole system as if everything seems ok.
But if I do a "shutdown -r now" to reboot, /hdb2 can't seem to get mounted
and I get the messages:
Block bitmap 0 for group 0 not in group
fsck returned error code - REBOOT NOW!
But, if I reboot it doesn't help at all and I just get the same messages.
If I try to mount the /hdb2 manually, it seems to complain about /etc/mtab~
exist and locked. What's happening?
System data: 8M RAM, 486/66DX, DOS 6.1, primary HD: WDC-AC2850 800M partitioned
in to C: and D: of about 400M each. (By the way, the Linux fdisk also
complains about the physical cyl not start at 1 or something like that on
the /hda = C:/D: drive. Does it has something to do with it being partitioned
with the DOS FDISK? Any way around it? Everything on that one is DOS, but
I would like to have it partitioned as two 400M drives rather than one big
drive if I can avoid it. The second partition there is Ext with the D: being
Linux kernal: installed scsikern from the Slackware. I've tried the idekern
before and that didn't seem to make any difference.
I did notice when initially log in the HOSTTYPE env var is set to i386.
Should it be i486?
Thanks for any pointers!
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