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    Default .../boot is hdc (internal) /root is sda(external) ..KERNEL PANIC

    I have asus eee p2g surf with 2gb inbuilt hard drive which i have formatted to create
    1. hdc1 /boot 64MB ext2
    2. hdc2 /swap 500MB swap
    3. hdc 1.2 GB

    Now the trouble starts hdc cant be a root drive as it is too small to copy all root files.
    cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,home,pentest,root,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,va r} /mnt/backtrack reports that drive is full and data cant be written on to it.

    So I got a 4GB transcend SDHC and attach it to the computer format with reiserfs then i create a / there and copy the files. IN LILO, i change

    boot = /dev/hdc1
    root =/dev/sda1 and rest everything as per standard requirements.

    While booting from the hdc (i.e. my inbuilt drive ) i starts up fine but then gives me kernel Panic error while loading.

    MY earnest gratitude to someone who can help me out of this.

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    Sep 2008


    After filling up hdc1 did you clear the unused files? Also, in the config file did you omit the initrd? The seperate initrd is the live version, and won't work with a hard drive install. Leaving it out allows the ram disk bundled with the kernel to work, which is for hard drive installs.
    ThinkPad T400

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Oct 2008


    Thanks for the reply charlie,this is how my lilo.conf file looks

    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/sda1
    label = backtrack3_final
    append = "rootdelay = 10"

    is there an addition/modification that is required ? Ya i cleared the unused files. what to do next buddy -the problem continue to linger

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