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  1. I figured it out myself. Applying the correct options while reconfiguring the kernel helps, but the biggest help was when I changed fstab to look at sda for swap and the root fs instead of hda. Duhh!!! Thanks anyway.
  2. Yep, I know...just didn't right away. Sorry. http://paste.linux-noob.com/index.php?query=408 I use lilo so here is a copy of lilo.conf. # LILO configuration file # generated by 'liloconfig' # # Start LILO global section boot = /dev/hda #compact # faster, but won't work on all systems. prompt timeout = 300 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256 vga = 773 # Normal VGA console # vga = normal # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k # vga=791 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k # vga=790 # VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256 # vga=773 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k # vga=788 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k # vga=787 # VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256 # vga=771 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k # vga=785 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k # vga=784 # VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256 # vga=769 # ramdisk = 0 # paranoia setting # End LILO global section # Linux bootable partition config begins image = /boot/vmlinuz root = /dev/hda3 label = Slack read-only # Non-UMSDOS filesystems should be mounted read-only for checking # Linux bootable partition config ends # Windows bootable partition config begins other = /dev/hda1 label = WinXP table = /dev/hda # Windows bootable partition config ends
  3. mount /dev/hda3 on / type reiserfs (rw) proc on /proc type proc (rw) devpts on /devpts type devpts (rw,gid=5,mode=620) usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw) df -h /dev/hda3 4.1G 1.6G 2.5G 39% / fdisk -l /dev/hda1 * 1 4210 33816793+ 7 HPFS/NTFS /dev/hda2 4211 4334 996030 82 Linux Swap /dev/hda3 4335 4864 4257225 83 Linux I pasted my .config also as suggested. Thanks.
  4. I am having problems with a kernel upgrade to 2.6.12.2 on my Inpsion 6000d. I have WinXP and Slackware dual boot on a 40 gig HD. I compiled the kernel many times selecting different combinations of options and every single time I get a kernel panic: VFS: Cannot open root device "303" or unknown-block(3,3) Please append a corrrect "root=" boot option Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block(3,3) I have read on other forums and miscellaneous pages that the Inspiron 6000 has SATA type setup for the hard drive and that changing lilo to point to /dev/sda3 instead of the current /dev/hda3 solves it, along with many other ways of getting it to work. However, I am not so sure I have a SATA drive because using 2.4.29 my root filesystem points to /dev/hda3. Please, any help is appreciated.
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