Problem booting new Slackware 4.0 install
I'm completely new to this forum and pretty much a novice in linux.
I just installed Slackware 4.0 on an old laptop (Pentium 1 100Mhz 16MB RAM 1g+ HD), dual boot with win98. It used to run Red Hat 4.0 dual boot and that worked fine.
The installation went cleanly, but I haven't managed to start it up properly. The system checks detects and checks the hda partitions and then:
mount /dev/hda4 on / type ext2 (rw)
mount /dev/hda2 on /home type ext2 (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
--> (system hangs)
When I boot a ramdisk through loadlin everything works fine and it has no trouble mounting /dev/hda4. However, none of the files in var/log show anything except for some gibberish in utmp.
Changing the fstab file (taking off dev/hda2 or even proc) doesn't really change anything.
Can anybody help me? Should I just re-install?