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So I pop in the Slackware 12.1 DVD and boot without any extra parameters. It loads everything and starts going through hardware config/setup (whatever it's doing) but suddenly stops with a Kernel panic :(

I'm trying to install it on my Dell Latitude D620 with 3 partitions:

1. NTFS, Windows XP

2. EXT3, Ubuntu 8.10

3. swap

This is what I get:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
invalid compressed format (err=2)
VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(8,2)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
0300    39070080 hda driver: ide-disk
  0301    33792696 hda1
  0302           1 hda2
  0305     4996183 hda5
  0306      281106 hda6
1600    4590208 hdc driver: ide-cdrom
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,2

I used "root=/dev/hda5" because that's the EXT3 because I want to use that partition, which currently has Ubuntu 8.10 installed, but then it just gave me the Ubuntu login prompt :huh:

I'm currently downloading 12.2 but I'm not sure that'll help

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So I pop in the Slackware 12.1 DVD and boot without any extra parameters. It loads everything and starts going through hardware config/setup (whatever it's doing) but suddenly stops with a Kernel panic :(

I'm trying to install it on my Dell Latitude D620 with 3 partitions:

1. NTFS, Windows XP

2. EXT3, Ubuntu 8.10

3. swap

This is what I get:

RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
invalid compressed format (err=2)
VFS: Cannot open root device "<NULL>" or unknown-block(8,2)
Please append a correct "root=" boot option; here are the available partitions:
0300    39070080 hda driver: ide-disk
  0301    33792696 hda1
  0302           1 hda2
  0305     4996183 hda5
  0306      281106 hda6
1600    4590208 hdc driver: ide-cdrom
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(8,2

I used "root=/dev/hda5" because that's the EXT3 because I want to use that partition, which currently has Ubuntu 8.10 installed, but then it just gave me the Ubuntu login prompt :huh:

I'm currently downloading 12.2 but I'm not sure that'll help

Did you verify the download?

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MD5? I sure did ;)

The disk is pretty scratched up though :unsure:

Slackware 12.2 DVD ISO download will be done in about 10 mins so I'll try that

EDIT---The Slackware 12.2 DVD worked like a charm ;) now I just have to find out how to config GRUB to be able to boot it haha

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