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#1 Mirianis



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Posted 24 May 2009 - 10:14 PM

I am trying to install Slackware in my external hard-drive (which is a Seagate FreeAgent USB drive) instead of ubuntu. I disabled the internal disk from the BIOS prior to the installation of Slack. Also formatted the drive during the installation and selected theLILO to be installed in the mbr.
Now if I select my external USB drive as the first device to boot from in the BIOS I get the following error:
GRUB Loading Stage 1.5

GRUB Loading, Please wait...

I really don’t understand why because I would have expected GRUB to have been overwritten by LILO.
If I select the internal drive as the first boot device, I get to a LILO menu which ask me if I want to enter WindowsXP (which is intalled in my internal drive) or linux, upon selecting “Linux”, Slackware start loading but it then gets stuck giving me the following message:

VFS: Cannot open root device '813' or unknown - block (8,19)
Please appened a correct “Root =” Option; Here are the available partitions:
0300 4194302 HDA Driver Columns IDE - CD ROM
0800 117220824 SDA Driver Columns SD
0801 110928793 SDA 1
0802 06289447 SDA 2
Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root FS on an unknown - Block (8,19)
I suppose is not recognizing my USB hard drive or something like that
For more info see my previon posts in http://www.linuxforu...error-22-a.html

(I am kind of new to linux)

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Posted 25 May 2009 - 12:50 PM

hmm, seems like you are really diving in nosedeep into linux, and perhaps this could be solved in an easier way by using fedoras tool to write a linux ISO to a usb drive...

you can do this in windows or linux, here's the download link


plug in your usb drive, run the prog, point it to your slackware iso and see what happens, ps, any reason you chose Slackware ? its not the easiest distro to use at all, Fedora or Ubuntu or Suse would be better *read easier* choices for someone new to linux

let me know if this helps
i do windows too

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