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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:09 am    Post subject: Can't boot into Gentoo (Grub) Reply with quote

Grub version 0.94 setup:
root (hd0,0) // 0 is the boot partition, it does not want to load with (hd0, 2) where 3 is the root partition (in reality hda1 is boot and hd3 is root)

kernel /kernel-2.4.25-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/hda2

initrd /initrd-2.4.25-gentoo-r2

It looks like it is booting, but then it gives the following error:
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4176, limit=4096
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4176, limit=4096
/#
and I am presented with a prompt. 'Help' command ellicits a list of available commands alias, bg, break, cd, chdir, continue, eval, exec, ....

I am stumped .. I went over the install a few times :P I'm not sure what makes it not boot. Any advice is much appreciated





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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

add ramdisk=8192 at the end of the kernel line in grub.conf.

same thing happened to me yesterday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 5:58 am    Post subject: yey, but still :| Reply with quote

Alright, that worked, thanks.

Now .. :P - the following error halts the boot:

Determining root device...
Mounting root...
mount: Mounting /dev/hda3 on /newroot failed: Invalid argument
The root block device is unspecified or not detected.

any ideas ? :)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2004 6:30 am    Post subject: meh Reply with quote

Actually, never mind - it started working :) - I didn't change anything, just kept trying ..





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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved to Duplicate Threads, please see this topic:

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=152855
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