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VFS: Cannot open root device 02:1c

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I am attempting to install Slackware v 2.x on an IBM Thinkpad utilizing a straight IDE boot image.  The boot
successfully recognizes my HD geometry and returns the following:

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Partition Check:
hda: hda1
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VFS: Insert root floppy

After initiating the root image floppy, I am recieving the following message:
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VFS: Cannot open root device 02:1c
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 02:1c
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I have partitioned my HD via DOS
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The IBM Thinkpad has an incompatible floppy drive.
I assume you are using Slackware's boot and root disks.
At the boot: prompt, type:

ramdisk floppy=thinkpad

And later, when you install LILO, add the line:

append = "floppy=thinkpad"

to lilo.conf

If that doesn't work, you'll have to get a newer version of
Slackware.
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