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From: James Cloos <cloos@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 12:43:04
In Reply to: [gentoo-desktop] System problems by Lindsay Haisley
>>>>> "LH" == Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@×××.com> 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. -JimC -- James Cloos <cloos@×××××××.com> OpenPGP: 1024D/ED7DAEA6


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Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@×××.com>