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    gentoo boot error "superblock"


    I'm getting this error on a fresh install of gentoo, this is the second time, the first time i looked up some threads of people having the same general error but not the exact one I'm getting.

    I tried what they did to fix it but all it did was mess up my grub and other things. I'm not sure why but usually the other people have /dev/DEVICE, but i have /dev/ROOT, i havent seen anyone else with that.

    Code:
    *Checking root filesystem ...
    ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determing whether /dev/ROOT is mounted.
    fsck.ext: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/ROOT
    /dev/ROOT:
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2
    filesystem.  If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2
    filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock
    is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
         e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
     * Filesystem couldn't be fixed :(
    Give root password for maintenance
    or type control-d to continue):

    _____________________________________

    cfdisk:

    hdc1 Primary Linux ext2 1001.95
    hdc2 Primary Linux swap/Solaris 1001.95
    hdc3 Primary Linux ext3 62339.40


    Does anyone know a workaround for this? If you need anymore output just let me know. (device is hdc because for some reason ide port 1/2 = hda/hdb and sata ports 1/2 = hdc/hdd)

    Thanks

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    It looks to me like you need to edit your /etc/fstab file to include the partitions that the moust points are supposed to be. It is in the handbook.
    Configuring your System ? Gentoo Linux Documentation

    Instead of /dev/ROOT, it would be /dev/sda1 (depending on which driver you enabled in your kernel, it could be /dev/hda1).

    Your layout:
    hdc1 Primary Linux ext2 1001.95
    hdc2 Primary Linux swap/Solaris 1001.95
    hdc3 Primary Linux ext3 62339.40

    Mapped:
    /dev/hda1 (or sda1) /boot
    /dev/hda2 (or sda2) swap
    /dev/hda3 (or sda3) /

    If you didn't, you should really do an install by following the handbook. You won't be able to maintain the system if you don't.

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