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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:04 pm    Post subject: Not valid block device 811 Reply with quote

Hi,

I get not valid block device 811 on my system.
It allows me to try other numbers 817, which is the correct one fails.
If I put in /dev/sdb1 everything boots up perfectly as normal.

Any ideas?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Not valid block device 811 Reply with quote

VGen wrote:
Hi,

I get not valid block device 811 on my system.
It allows me to try other numbers 817, which is the correct one fails.
If I put in /dev/sdb1 everything boots up perfectly as normal.

Any ideas?

Considering all information you have provided I'd conclude something is wrong. What is on your kernel command line?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On append none. I'm using lilo.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Determining root device ...
Block device 811 is not a valid root device...
Could not find the root block device in .
Please specify another value or:
- press Enter for the same
- type "shell" for a shell
- type "q" to skip...
root block device () ::

I keep getting this.
I'm installing onto a USB drive. Typing /dev/sdb1 works. Typing in any numbers fails. 817 is the correct value but fails.

Not sure what else to do.

I have tried using the kernel config from the Gentoo DVD. (/proc/config.gz)
I have tried the auto kernel generation.
I have tried a make mrproper directly on a kernel and compiling without making any changes.
All fail.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm giving up.

I don't have any more time to try to fix this.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For booting from USB you need to pass rootwait option to the kernel.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VGen,

811 is /dev/sda11 817 is /dev/sdb1.

It looks like you have two problems
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