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Can't find root partition

Spartacus1 Posts: 20
edited October 2011 in Slackware

Hello to all who read!

I recently installed Slackware on my PC but I have caught a bit of a snag:

I installed Slack on /dev/sdb8 but whenever I try to boot to it, I get a kernel panic message saying "Invalid 'root=' command, try these partitions: /dev/sda1 /dev/sda2". I even checked lilo.conf and it said to use /dev/sdb8 as root.

Any thoughts?

Thanks to all posts!


  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    Please share the contents of your /etc/fstab and /etc/lilo.conf files here so we can help diagnose the issue.
  • Spartacus1
    Sorry about the delay, but I have already resolved the issue.
    I had to append "rootdelay=##" to the kernel in lilo.conf
    Thanks anyway!
  • mfillpot
    mfillpot Posts: 2,177
    I am glad that you got it sorted out.
    I am sorry for my delayed response, I have been busy entertaining family from out of town.


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