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    Angry trouble installing slack 11 on thinkpad z60m

    hello everyone, it´s been a while!

    i got myself a laptop ( a thinkpad z60m )and im having a problem in installing slackware 11 on it,
    the harddisk is a sata one, reiserfs root on /dev/hda4
    installed normally but for the wireleess to work as well as other stuff i had to upgrade to 2.6 kernel series, particularly the generic-2.6.17.13 version, so i installed the one on the cd, along with the modules, headers. booted into it and it hanged during boot giving this message:

    VFS: cannot open root device ¨hda4¨ or unknown-block (0,0)
    please append a correct ¨root=¨ boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: unable to mount root fs on unkown-block (0,0)

    So i thought maybe i should append /dev/sda4 as root device since its a sata harddisk but it gave me an error at boot:

    no filesystem could mount root, tried ext2
    kernel panic - not syncing : VFS: unable to mount root fs on unkown-block (8,4)

    I even made an initrd which loads reiserfs and still gives me the same error.

    so far th 2.4 kernel works, except it hangs on hotplug so chmod -x it by a boot cd, but i have to upgrade to 2.6 to be able to load the ipw2200 module for my wireless NIC.
    i use grub to dual-boot with windows.

    Am i missing something? any help is appreciated.

    thanks
    Last edited by HackerzMaster; February 26th, 2007 at 01:02 PM.
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    Hello my friend, I am afraid that I don't know the answer to your question, but your post came up twice so I have deleted one.

    Please make sure that the survivor has all you want in it, or edit it accordingly.

    Cheers

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    thanks sorry for the double post, its ok
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    You need to go into the bios and toggle the SATA settings.
    You'll find "AHCI" is the default, change it to "Compatibility"
    and it should work. HTH.
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    i cant find sata settings in the bios
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    You need to append the new sata address of the drive in both lilo.conf AND /etc/fstab.
    let me know if you change it in both files and if it works or not.

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    the 2.6 kernel finally booted, i dont know how i missed it, that was stupid.
    thank you.

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    was that the issue?

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    yeah i forgot to update the fstab also with sda4
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