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Old 12-23-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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Problem booting Jolicloud - Alert! /dev/hda2 does not exist! Dropping to a shell!

I just installed Jolicloud alongside Windows. When I try and boot I get this error:

Alert! /dev/hda2 does not exist! Dropping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.


I can boot the same os off a USB stick and get to a terminal, where I have managed to mount the root.disk container file.

grub.cfg has an entry

linux /boot/vmlinuz- root=/dev/hda2 loop=/jolicloud/disks/root.disk ro quiet splash

I suspect that is the issue, how do I work out what should be in the root = line?

This is the output of blkid:

root@jolicloud:/vdisk/boot/grub# sudo blkid
/dev/loop0: TYPE="squashfs"
/dev/loop1: UUID="17e3b475-664c-48a5-b7c8-8eb97c1f6117" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/hda1: LABEL="System Reserved" UUID="A8F40F80F40F504C" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/hda2: UUID="089814759814638A" TYPE="ntfs"
/dev/sda1: LABEL="Jolicloud - 1.1 (LTS)" TYPE="iso9660"

Is there an easy way to fix this?


Old 12-23-2010, 01:54 PM   #2
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Why is the /dev/hda1 and /dev/hda2 _both_ ntfs? Should'nt the linux installation be ext3 or ext4?
Run 'fdisk /dev/hda' and then press 'p' and see what kind of partitions you have.
For some reasons it looks like the partition was not formatted properly.
As far as a way out is concerned I would say reinstall linux again. Since linux never booted up there should be no data loss.
Pay a bit more attention to formatting the disc the next time you install.
Hope this helps.
Old 12-24-2010, 12:41 AM   #3
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hda1 is wins recovery
hda2 is wins os
If you install those you lose wins.

Is sda usb?
If you're installing to hda it'll start at hda3 and so on.
The os that you're setting up doesn't have an installer?

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