Why we didn't edit the fstab correctly
Hi guys. I had the same problem. Being the total noob that I am, I didn't understand the conventions used in the default fstab file (the one created by gentoo). Anywhere there is something in ALL CAPS is where you should supply your own info.
For example where the fstab says:
/dev/BOOT /boot ext2 defaults 1 2
you dont actually leave it /BOOT. You change BOOT to whatever your boot partition is. I guess i didn't look at the handbook close enough becuase it shows it correctly in there. In their example, the boot partition is hda1, so you replace BOOT with hda1.
Hope this helps future forum searchers.