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Old 06-29-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
ozzyrod
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No root system defined


hI EVERYONE,
i INSTALLED AN OLD HDD THAT I HAD LAYING AROUND TO MY NEW DESKTOP PC SO THAT I COULD USE IT SPECIFICALLY FOR UBUNTU. I FORMATTED IT THEN WENT TO RUN THE UBUNTU SET UP DISK. BUT I GOT THE MESSAGE "NO ROOT SYSTEM DEFINED" WHAT DO I NEED DO?
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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Don't shout please. You need indicate you want mount or use it as "/" in partition screen where you format and stuff.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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I think capslock was on by accident Look at the first characters of the first lines.

When you partition, you need one partition to be the root partition (/); it can be specified somewhere in the partitioning tool.
 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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It's possible that the boot manager is confused about what to use as root fs. This gets slightly more complicated if you are using SATA and old IDE disks together. In any case, your best bet is to play yourself with the boot manager and see if you can find something. How to proceed will depend on wether you use LILO or GRUB. In grub, you can press 'e' to edit the root and kernel line(s). Grub specifies the disks as hdX,Y, wheren X is the disk number and Y is the partition number. The disk number will depend on how the BIOS orders your drives. The good part is that if you edit the boot lines, you can just erase the 'X,Y' part and then use tab completion to see what's available, and try to guess what's the correct disk and partition pair. Once you've managed to boot you can fix the changes in /boot/grub/grub.conf or menu.lst, of, for grub2 in grub.cfg.

This is a guess on what your problem is, I can't really say for sure since I have no real info to work with.
 
  


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