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Ok there is your problem right there you didnt edit the /dev part of /etc/fstab as stated in the handbook to apply the real device names to replace Code: /dev/BOOT ...
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- 01-08-2006 #11
along with any fs types and options nessasary
and on the grub.conf everything there checks out with what is in /boot so that is ok.
Just go ahead and fix the above and you should boot rite up!
- 01-08-2006 #12
- 01-08-2006 #13
Originally Posted by nimwa2
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Boot back up with the Gentoo install CD, mount the partitions as before then do nano /mnt/gentoo/etc/fstab.
The options in your /etc/fstab where is says:
You need to change those to reflect the actuall locations. If you followed with handbook exactly it would be something like:
If you need more help with this, re-read Chapter 8 of the handbook.http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ok_part1_chap8
Once you get these correct the system should boot no problem.
- 01-08-2006 #14Originally Posted by Zero-0-Effect
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my fstab should be ecactly like you guys are saying and like the handbook is saying in chapter 8.
- 01-09-2006 #15
This is perplexing
what is the output ofCode:
And also once you are chroot'd into your install please paste the output ofCode:
cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep CONFIG_EXT3_FS
- 01-09-2006 #16
the error is exactly the same its asking for root device as before
>>determining root device...
!! The root block device is unspecified or not detected
Please specify a device to boot or "shell" for a shell...
my device.map output:
my CONFIG_EXT3_FS output:
- 01-11-2006 #17
any idea what i could do? or should i just try to install all over again?
- 01-12-2006 #18
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dont try to reinstall (yet)Originally Posted by nimwa2
I got exactly the same issue. I also got a lot of other issue (i'm using a pretty non standard setup - bootable RAID 1 setup on intel ich6r using SATA hdd).
unfortunately i do not remember how i solved this exact one. but basically the problem is that initramfs is being loaded correctly, but that is unable to load the kernel properly.
one of the things i did was to remove the space in line (from your grub.conf)
"root (hd0,1)" changed to something like
I'm not sure why but this fixed one of the first problems i got. surely woth trying.
the grub.conf file to change would be in /mnt/gentoo/boot/grub if you have not chroot'ed but mounted the partitions.
- 01-13-2006 #19
it didnt really fix it. ive set root to hd0,1 and in my fstab ive set it to hda1 but is there a possibility that my kernel or boot thinggy is not even in hda1??