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Old 06-13-2016, 01:02 AM   #1
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Hi All,
I am trying to install Centos7-64 bit, but a strange thing is happening. It like never before, but every time the boot process enters the emergency shell (dracut) warnings I get are as ::

[ 191.534171] dracut-initqueue[581]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout- starting timeout scripts

Warning : /dev/root/ does not exist::: how is it possible that a new installation says /dev/root does not exist ??

Then in dracut prompt I executed "systemctl default" but no success.
 
Old 06-13-2016, 02:51 AM   #2
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New Installation enters Emergency Shell

I'd bet for a misconfigured bootloader... Can you boot in a live distribution, chroot in installed and try reinstalling / reconfiguring the bootloader, double checking boot device and root partition ?
 
Old 06-15-2016, 08:34 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by NM04 View Post
Hi All,
I am trying to install Centos7-64 bit, but a strange thing is happening. It like never before, but every time the boot process enters the emergency shell (dracut) warnings I get are as ::

[ 191.534171] dracut-initqueue[581]: Warning: dracut-initqueue timeout- starting timeout scripts

Warning : /dev/root/ does not exist::: how is it possible that a new installation says /dev/root does not exist ??

Then in dracut prompt I executed "systemctl default" but no success.
Did you try putting this error into Google??? From the first couple of hits for "centos 7 /dev/root does not exist" are:

https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47905
https://www.centos.org/forums/viewto...47449&start=20

...which give you hints and possible solutions. You don't say what you're booting FROM, on what kind of hardware, on what kind of machine (real or virtual?), so we can't guess. Everything indicates you're booting from USB, and from what's been posted, it indicates that it wasn't created correctly. Try it from DVD.
 
  


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