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From: James Cloos <cloos@...>
Subject: Re: System problems
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:39:20 -0400
>>>>> "LH" == Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@...> writes:

LH> It seems that all
LH> my /dev/hda? drives have been renamed /dev/sda? so I set gave
LH> "root=/dev/sda4" as a kernel parameter and got a little further.  After
LH> "Checking root filesystem" in the boot sequence, I got a message that
LH> the UUID for the root filesystem wasn't understood in /etc/fstab.

LH> So I set the root filesystem in /etc/fstab to /dev/sda4, and got the
LH> same error - that "/dev/sda4" was not understood either, although the
LH> kernel seemed to understand this just fine as a boot parameter, and once
LH> again, I'm dumped into a very limited single-user mode.

It sounds like you do not have the required block special files in /dev.

With current udev, I use devtmpfs for /dev.  It looks like having
devtmpfs support compiled into the kernel is enough.

If you don't have that, or if there is something in /etc/fstab competing
against /etc/init.d/udev-mount, that might explain the problem.

James Cloos <cloos@...>         OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6

Re: System problems
-- Lindsay Haisley
System problems
-- Lindsay Haisley
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