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Old 02-07-2007, 03:13 PM   #1
slayeriq
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Gentoo: lilo problems


Hallo,

A couple of days ago i decided to install Gentoo. So i printed the handbook and i started installing it with the minimal cd. The installation went good. After rebooting i got the next error:

Quote:
>> Mounting filesystems
>> Activating udev...
>> Determining root device...
>> Block device 100 is not a valid root device...
>> The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
Please specify a device to boot, or “shell” for a shell...

I cant do anything now. I made the partitions like this:


Quote:
sdb1 = windows partition (primary)
sdb2= /boot (primary)
sdb3 = windows partition
sdb4 = swap (primary)
sdb5 = windows partition
sdb6 = /root
sdb7 = windows partition
My lilo.conf:


Quote:
boot=/dev/hda
prompt
timeout=50
default=gentoo

image=/boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.19-gentoo-r5
label=gentoo
read-only
root=/dev/ram0
append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sdb6 udev"
initrd=/boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.19-gentoo-r5

How can i solve this problem.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 04:30 PM   #2
PenguinPwrdBox
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Well, there are several problems here. One, is that you don't have a root partition (/ - not /root).

If that was what you meant when you typed /root - then you need to edit lilo.conf so that this line reads as follows:

Code:
root=/dev/sdb6
However, if you did mean to say /root above - then you don't have a root (/) partition - and couldn't have installed.

I'm guessing the former...
 
  


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