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bfontana
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:43 pm    Post subject: problem with dev/ROOT and /dev/BOOT at first boot Reply with quote

I´ve recently installed Gentoo 2004.0. First I´d tried to use genkernel but when I putted emerge genkernel, it tried to connect ot internet. So I followed the instructions to compile a kernel on my own. I´ve compiled kernel 2.4.25 and it was ok but when I booted up my system kernel said that there is no devfs support. I again compiled the kernel with devfs support and automatic mount on startup but I get the following errors.

error mounting /dev/ROOT no such file or directory
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error mounting /dev/BOOT no such file or directory
and a warning concerning to superblock, but my ext2 partition is OK.

what can be happening, some help?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot to edit /etc/fstab. /dev/ROOT has to be replaced by something like /dev/hda1 and so on.

There are hundreds of postings about exactly this problem, just search.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erm.. you have to edit /etc/fstab and actually put the correct values in for your partition setup...
This is in the Handbook.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:54 pm    Post subject: Hmmm Reply with quote

Let me see if I understood....

I've edited my fstab
and replaced ROOT by hda3 (my ext2 partition)
I have no boot partition so there no /boot mount on my fstab
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You did not edit the /etc/fstab file before reboot...

I guess you have to change the words BOOT and ROOT with the correct device of your machine.. for example, if you have your BOOT partition on /dev/hda1 and ROOT partition (the / partition) on /dev/hda3, go to /etc/fstab with your favourite editor and replace

Code:
/dev/BOOT               /boot           auto            noauto,noatime          1 1
/dev/ROOT               /               auto            noatime                 0 0

with

Code:
/dev/hda1               /boot           auto            noauto,noatime          1 1
/dev/hda3               /               auto            noatime                 0 0

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