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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:44 pm    Post subject: Not a valid root device on boot? 2005.0 Reply with quote

Well, I thought that I had gotten Gentoo to install correctly...

For some background, I've installed 2005.0 stage 3 (no net connection) using genkernel. Partitions are set up just like in the Guide, exept I only gave 64MB to swap because I have 32 MB of RAM (old laptop here...)

I followed everything in the Installation Guide, thought everything was peachy...rebooted, GRUB loaded up, stuff started flying by on the screen, and then this hits:

Code:
>>Mounting filesystems
mount: Mounting devfs on /dev failed: No such device
Error opening file: ".devfsd"   No such file or directory
>> Determining root device...
>> Block device /dev/hda3 is not a valid root device...
>> The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
   Please sepecify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell...
boot()::



I've never seen anything like this before...where did I go wrong?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you using udev? Have you append at the end of your kernel options udev?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, I don't have 'udev' in my kernel options anywhere.

I just realized that there's another thread about this in here already...:oops:

I even looked before I posted....:cry:

EDIT:

After a quick look that thread isn't helping me much either.


grub.conf:
Code:
default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo GNU/Linux 2.6.11-r3
root(hd0,0)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-gentoo-r3 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk_size=8192 real_root=/dev/hda3 vga=0x317 splash=verbose
initrd /initrd-2.6.11-gentoo-r3
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He means 'udev' at the end of that kernel= line. udev isn't in your kernel -- that's the big idea ;-)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

racoontje wrote:
He means 'udev' at the end of that kernel= line. udev isn't in your kernel -- that's the big idea ;-)


Yeah, I got it :D Should I be using udev?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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

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