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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:58 pm    Post subject: [solved] 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

by booting my new 200.5.0, x86, pentium 4 , installed with genkernel, filesystems: /boot = ext2; / = ReiserFS I get this messages: :cry:
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>> Mounting filesystems
mount: Mounting devfs on /dev failed: No such device
Error opening file: ".devfsd" No such file or directory
>> Determing rootdevice...
>> Block device /dev/hda3 is not a valid rootdevice...
>> The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
Please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell...
boot() ::
this n00b would be verry glad if someone can give me (or point me to) the solution! :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boot the LiveCD, mount your root partition, and post /mnt/gentoo/etc/fstab...

EDIT: oops, my mistake - it's one of the infamous devfs problems instead ;-)

I hope it's not the first serious 2005.0 bug...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2005 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The gentoo udev-guide worked for me...
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what i did was use the livecd to chroot back into gentoo and emerge baselayout
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:13 am    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

Check out: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315689.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 1:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

solved now
weyhan wrote:
Check out: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315689.html
this fixes my problem: In grub.conf add "udev" at the end of the kernel line.
thanks all :!:
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

jossan wrote:
solved now
weyhan wrote:
Check out: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315689.html
this fixes my problem: In grub.conf add "udev" at the end of the kernel line.
thanks all :!:


Hi all,

I'm using lilo, and wondered how to work udev into the booting process with it?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

GeneralZod wrote:
jossan wrote:
solved now
weyhan wrote:
Check out: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-315689.html
this fixes my problem: In grub.conf add "udev" at the end of the kernel line.
thanks all :!:


Hi all,

I'm using lilo, and wondered how to work udev into the booting process with it?

Altered from the handbook
Code:
If you need to pass any additional options to the kernel, add an append statement to the section. As an example, we add the video statement to enable framebuffer:


So if your setup is exatly the same with the handbook:
append="append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda3 udev"
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

weyhan wrote:

Altered from the handbook
Code:
If you need to pass any additional options to the kernel, add an append statement to the section. As an example, we add the video statement to enable framebuffer:


So if your setup is exatly the same with the handbook:
append="append="init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda3 udev"


Ah, thanks - I'm embarassed that I somehow managed to miss that :(. Tried it, and still no joy - still getting the 'VFS: Could not open device (807) - please append correct "root=" thingy'. I guess I'll try again some other time....

Edit:

VVV

Thanks very much for the offer, but I've been trying everything I can think of to solve this "VFS: blah" problem and now everything is now a hopeless mess :) As an example of the situation I'm now in, I've now commandeered Mandrake 10.1's lilo.conf and /boot directory, and my gentoo / is now on a completely different drive than where it was originally (/etc/fstab adjusted accordingly, of course)! Since I had an identical problem with GRUB, I think it's probably something more fundamental, like a mis-configured kernel. Best to start again from scratch when I have time again, I think ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Re: 2005.0 booting problems Reply with quote

GeneralZod wrote:
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Ah, thanks - I'm embarassed that I somehow managed to miss that :(. Tried it, and still no joy - still getting the 'VFS: Could not open device (807) - please append correct "root=" thingy'. I guess I'll try again some other time....

Post your lilo.conf. Maybe I can help.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 1:07 pm    Post subject: hi@all Reply with quote

hi,

i was wondering whatfor the package devfsd is - device file system daemon, so what does it log ? filesystem errors or what exactly, i just think its maybe not nessary.. i am getting more than 2month the error while booting line 271 devfsd is missing... but filesystemcheck works quite well and i dont realize any missing thing... thx a lot
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