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ingvildr
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:01 pm    Post subject: first bump in the gentoo road Reply with quote

i run through the 2005.0 handbook and everything goes well, well thats what i think and a finally reboot and i get this message from my lilo bootloader

mounting filesystems
mount: mounting devfs on /dev failed: no such device
error opening file: "devfsd" no such file or directory

determining root device...
the root block device is unspecified or not detected.
please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post what boot loader you are using, and your partition layout.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your lilo config may be wonkie....at the boot():: prompt you get if you type in /dev/hda1 what do you get? I had the same sort of issue with grub and I had to give it my boot partition to get into a shell so I could change my grub config
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lilo

and my partitions are the default ones from the handbook
/dev/hda1 32M boot ext2
/dev/hda2 512M swap
/dev/hda3 rest of disk root ext3
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnnymac i tried that but it said something like not a valid root block or something like that :wink:
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would recommened unmerging lilo and using Grub, its more configurable, sleeker, and overall better, and better maintained.

Also, check your fstab file.

Also, try "%emerge devfsd" after you re-chroot from the install disk. Re-mount you partitions, re-mount proc, chroot, env-update, and emege devfsd

While you are there, "%emerge unmerge lilo" "%emerge grub", it will save you trouble with dealing with lilo, which I find to be very lame in comparison to grub.[/code]
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2005 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please see https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315935.html

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