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Halocorn
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:09 am    Post subject: "The root block device is unspecified or not detected.& Reply with quote

I get this error when i try to boot with LILO, tried GRUB but it displayed a blank screen with a underscore in the upperleft corner, anyway the error was

Code:

>> Determining root device...
!! The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
   Please specify a device to boot,or "shell" for a shell...


my lilo.conf is
Code:

boot=/dev/hdb
prompt
timeout=50
default=gentoo

image=/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.14-gentoo-r2
label=gentoo
read-only
root=/dev/hdb3
append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_quick=/dev/hdb3 udev video=vesafb:800x600-32@75"
initrd=/boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.14-gentoo-r2

it is hdb because it is jumpered as a slave, but there is not master.

the fstab is
Code:

/dev/BOOT                  /boot            ext2        noauto,noatime         1 2
/dev/ROOT                  /                  ext3        noatime                    0 1
/dev/SWAP                  none             swap       sw                            0 0
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0        /mnt/cdrom        iso9660   noauto,ro                  0 0

proc                           /proc             proc       defaults                     0 0

shm                           /dev/shm       tmpfs     nodev,nosuid,noexec   0 0
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.

Edit fstab. See here
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