Linux boot help needed

Georgina gena at
Fri Nov 23 17:48:59 EST 2001


Did you use the string to boot:

ramdisk speakup_synth=xxx speakup_ser=x?

-----Original Message-----
From: speakup-admin at
[mailto:speakup-admin at]On Behalf Of Guy Schlosser
Sent: 23 November 2001 06:08
To: speakup at
Subject: Linux boot help needed

Hi all, I am new to this list and have a couple questions related to the
installation of my Linux system.  I downloaded the devian rescue.bin and
root.bin images from the speakup FTP server from the devian/images.144
directory, and cannot get my image which I used rawrite to write to a
floppy to boot.  My computer skips over the disk as if it's not even
present.  I then got a boot and root pair from the slackware 8.0 directory,
and was able to boot that with no trouble.  My problem with the slackware
set though is this.  After booting, getting speech up and running, and
being prompted for the root disk, I put it in and get a kernel panic error
that says it can't mount root FS on 02:1C.  I tried appending the line
root=/dev/fd0 to the command line at boot and get a similar error but this
time the address is 02:00.  Any suggestions on getting either of these up
and running?  I would greatly appreciate them. :)


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