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I recently installed Gentoo and I am having some problems with GRUB. I can boot GRUB just fine.... my problem is when i attempt to boot into Gentoo i get this
STEP 4a: Mounting root
mount: Mounting /dev/hda3 on /newroot failed: Invalid arguement
Could not mount specified ROOT, try again
Root block device unspecified or not detected.
Please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell.
You need to change the BOOT to reflect your boot partition, like /dev/hda1, and you need to change your ROOT to reflect your / partition, like /dev/hda3, and you need to change your SWAP to reflect your swap partition, like /dev/hda2. Those capital letter words are there so you can replace them.
I'm pretty sure GRUB is (hd0,0), I just went through another Gentoo stage1 install last weekend.... Also, Shane, you do have to change those parameters in your fstab, unless you define them before those lines, which I did not see. Good luck...
I noticed you are using gentoo as well. Did you have to do any special configuration to make it work? I read on the gentoo forums that the latest kernel 2.4.22-gentoo-r5 has a bug where reiserfs does not load properly, so therefore it is nessary for a special kernel configuration to be ran thru the use of genkernel --menuconfig all, i tried that and it failed, I am trying now under ext3.
What is the root=/dev/ram0 for? Have you tried getting rid of that? I would suggest making your grub file as simple as possible until you get it to boot, and then mess with it using a new menu entry so that if you have to boot, you always can.