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Old 05-28-2008, 07:16 AM   #1
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Pen load halt ?


Hi,

I have loaded Fedora on a pen.

Startup begins ok, then...

Decomposing Linux... Done
Booting Kernel

(long pause)

Warning cannot find root file system!

Create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue boot sequence.

Bash -3.2#

So I need to create a symblic link right?

Can anyone please tell me my next move?

Thanks
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:20 AM   #2
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You probably got the root parameter wrong in your boot loader.
Which boot loader are you using?
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:05 AM   #3
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Thanks for your interest. As far as i understand it is the latest grub.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 12:16 AM   #4
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Then check the root parameter in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file
 
Old 05-29-2008, 08:03 AM   #5
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Thanks but;


nnjond@nnjond-desktop:~$ sudo /boot/grub/menu.lst file
sudo: /boot/grub/menu.lst: command not found
nnjond@nnjond-desktop:~$


???
 
Old 05-29-2008, 02:21 PM   #6
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sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
 
Old 05-29-2008, 03:47 PM   #7
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Thanks again; but I don't know what i'm looking for?

# menu.lst - See: grub(8), info grub, update-grub(8)
# grub-install(8), grub-floppy(8),
# grub-md5-crypt, /usr/share/doc/grub
# and /usr/share/doc/grub-doc/.

## default num
# Set the default entry to the entry number NUM. Numbering starts from 0, and
# the entry number 0 is the default if the command is not used.
#
# You can specify 'saved' instead of a number. In this case, the default entry
# is the entry saved with the command 'savedefault'.
# WARNING: If you are using dmraid do not use 'savedefault' or your
# array will desync and will not let you boot your system.
default 0

## timeout sec
# Set a timeout, in SEC seconds, before automatically booting the default entry
# (normally the first entry defined).
timeout 10

## hiddenmenu
# Hides the menu by default (press ESC to see the menu)
#hiddenmenu

# Pretty colours
color cyan/blue white/blue

## password ['--md5'] passwd
# If used in the first section of a menu file, disable all interactive editing
# control (menu entry editor and command-line) and entries protected by the
# command 'lock'
# e.g. password topsecret
## password --md5 $1$gLhU0/$aW78kHK1QfV3P2b2znUoe/
# password topsecret

#
# examples
#
# title Windows 95/98/NT/2000
# root (hd0,0)
# makeactive
# chainloader +1
#
# title Linux
# root (hd0,1)
# kernel /vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro
#

#
# Put static boot stanzas before and/or after AUTOMAGIC KERNEL LIST

### BEGIN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST
## lines between the AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST markers will be modified
## by the debian update-grub script except for the default options below

## DO NOT UNCOMMENT THEM, Just edit them to your needs

## ## Start Default Options ##
## default kernel options
## default kernel options for automagic boot options
## If you want special options for specific kernels use kopt_x_y_z
## where x.y.z is kernel version. Minor versions can be omitted.
## e.g. kopt=root=/dev/hda1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8=root=/dev/hdc1 ro
## kopt_2_6_8_2_686=root=/dev/hdc2 ro
# kopt=root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro

## Setup crashdump menu entries
## e.g. crashdump=1
# crashdump=0

## default grub root device
## e.g. groot=(hd0,0)
# groot=(hd0,2)

## should update-grub create alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. alternative=true
## alternative=false
# alternative=true

## should update-grub lock alternative automagic boot options
## e.g. lockalternative=true
## lockalternative=false
# lockalternative=false

## additional options to use with the default boot option, but not with the
## alternatives
## e.g. defoptions=vga=791 resume=/dev/hda5
# defoptions=quiet splash vga=791

## should update-grub lock old automagic boot options
## e.g. lockold=false
## lockold=true
# lockold=false

## Xen hypervisor options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenhopt=

## Xen Linux kernel options to use with the default Xen boot option
# xenkopt=console=tty0

## altoption boot targets option
## multiple altoptions lines are allowed
## e.g. altoptions=(extra menu suffix) extra boot options
## altoptions=(recovery) single
# altoptions=(recovery mode) single

## controls how many kernels should be put into the menu.lst
## only counts the first occurence of a kernel, not the
## alternative kernel options
## e.g. howmany=all
## howmany=7
# howmany=all

## should update-grub create memtest86 boot option
## e.g. memtest86=true
## memtest86=false
# memtest86=true

## should update-grub adjust the value of the default booted system
## can be true or false
# updatedefaultentry=false

## should update-grub add savedefault to the default options
## can be true or false
# savedefault=false

## ## End Default Options ##

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-17-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-17-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-17-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-17-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-17-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.24-16-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.24-16-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro quiet splash vga=791
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic
quiet

title Ubuntu 8.04, kernel 2.6.22-14-generic (recovery mode)
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22-14-generic root=UUID=95f8506b-2449-4699-910a-b95e06bed52c ro single
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.22-14-generic

title Ubuntu 8.04, memtest86+
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
quiet

### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

# This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
# ones.
title Other operating systems:
root


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
# on /dev/sda1
title Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
root (hd0,0)
savedefault
makeactive
chainloader +1


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
title openSUSE 10.3 (on /dev/sda7)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.5-31-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDS728080PLAT20_PFD219EJR27NBE-part7 vga=0x314 resume=/dev/sda6 splash=silent showopts
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.5-31-default
savedefault
boot


# This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for an existing
# linux installation on /dev/sda7.
title Failsafe -- openSUSE 10.3 (on /dev/sda7)
root (hd0,6)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.22.5-31-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-SATA_HDS728080PLAT20_PFD219EJR27NBE-part7 vga=normal showopts ide=nodma apm=off acpi=off noresume nosmp noapic maxcpus=0 edd=off 3
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.22.5-31-default
savedefault
boot
 
Old 05-30-2008, 12:13 AM   #8
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Grub is the boot loader on your hard drive.
On the pen drive, which boot loader is installed?
If that is grub, you need to look at your menu.lst file that is on the pen drive.
 
Old 05-31-2008, 03:56 AM   #9
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I'veloaded Fedora on to another stick and the prob hasn't arised, so thanks for your help.
 
  


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