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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!
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.
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
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:
any idea what i could do? or should i just try to install all over again?
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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.
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??