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Help, when starting up my computer i get the following msg : Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - check rootdelay = (did ...
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    Help, when starting up my computer i get the following msg :

    Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems
    - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
    - check rootdelay = (did the system wait long enough)
    - check root - (did the system wait for the tight device? )

    missing modules (cat /proc/modules ; ls /dev)

    ALERT ! /dev/disk/by -uuid1 (-"list of hex digits" does not exist

    Dropping to Shell!


    Before retsrting my computer, i did request to start an update from jaunty to Koala but stopped the download after 1min and i unplugged my portable hdd when retarting without unmounting it.

    Any suggestions?? help plz!

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    Linux Engineer Kieren's Avatar
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    Are you looking to boot Jaunty back up or would you be happy with just doing a fresh install of Koala?
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    Hi Kieren,

    I would like to boot back up to jaunty, dont want to loose my personal files either.

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    Boot up from LiveCD of any Linux Distro, mount partitions and copy your personal files to USB stick or external disk.

    As Kieren suggested already, go for fresh install instead of upgrade.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Well if that's the case I would do as devils casper suggests as fixing this problem to recover files can take a long time and we may never get there. Using a Live CD will allow you to get your files quickly
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