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okay, i have a small bit of a problem. today i installed slackware, but when i boot it i get a please inseart root floppy...WTF IS THIS, I ONLY CREATED ...
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    root floppy...WTF?


    okay, i have a small bit of a problem.

    today i installed slackware, but when i boot it i get a

    please inseart root floppy...WTF IS THIS, I ONLY CREATED A BOOT FLOPPY!

    so i put that in and hit enter, and i get a kernal panic

    SO, how do i fix this, i know i am being a little vague...i think i installed the
    vzlinuz or somthin like that for my kernal, casue to tell the trooth i didnt aczactly nknow what i was doing , so any help on how to fix this would be nice!

    i am a noob at linux to tell the truth, the only other one i have installed is dsl, which is currently my primary boot...THANK GOD IT IS, cause otherwise, i wouldnt be able to try to get help, so if anyone can help, i would love it.

    i also know that i seen someone with the same problem, either on this board or another one while i was searching, but i dont remember what, so help?

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    where did you install your kernel? on boot/root floppy or in MBR? which disk did you put in when kernel panic occured?
    if you installed it on MBR did you make your linux partition to be bootable?

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    so...here is as mutch as i can remember

    i made a boot floppy, then after a little bit, it asked me what i want my kernal to be, i went with the default

    so, im guessing what you say is that all i have to do is make my linux partition bootable, casue i dont think it is, let me see if i can use a-terminal to find out, then ill get back to you!!

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    you can boot your first CD and use the fdisk or cfdisk to see the partition table

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    i got it fixed...i just reinstalled slacware 2 or 3 days ago, and then it worked...

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