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LostProphecy22
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: 4th Install Try, Same Errors. Reply with quote

Hello everybody, I'm not new to Linux but I am new to Gentoo.

I have tried installing Gentoo four times now; I followed the installation guide step by step. I am installing on a 40gb hard drive and an AMD Athlon XP system.

The first try, after the final reboot, I got nothing. I figured I messed something up.

The next three tries, I got the same problem after rebooting each time:

ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/ROOT is mounted.

fsck.ext3: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/ROOT

/dev/ROOT:
The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock: e2fsck -b 8193 <device>

* Filesystem couldn't be fixed :( [!!]

So that's what I'm stuck with. I just can't understand what is going wrong. I created my partitioning scheme the way the guide said. I made the boot filesystem ext2, the swap as swap, and the ROOT filesystem as ext3 journaled one time, Reiser the other two, and still the same errors. I checked the FSTAB and it was set up exactly how it was in the install guide.

I know I'm not extremely smart with Gentoo... but this is seeming a LOT harder than I think it should be... so any help would be greatly appreciated. :)
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ext2fs_check_if_mount: No such file or directory while determining whether /dev/ROOT is mounted.


You need to edit your /etc/fstab file and replace /dev/ROOT /dev/BOOT and /dev/SWAP with the actual locations of these filesystems.

And BTW, Do not reinstall to do this...

Boot the live cd.

Follow the guide here to chroot from a livecd:
http://gentoo-wiki.com/Chroot_from_a_livecd

then edit the /etc/fstab

nano -wc /etc/fstab
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

Look over the fstab part in the install guide.

You should remove the /dev/ROOT and enter the root device like
/dev/hda3.

(if you use the common setup that /boot is on hda1 swap on hda2 and
/ on hda3.)

Quote:

/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drescherjm wrote:

You need to edit your /etc/fstab file and replace /dev/ROOT /dev/BOOT and /dev/SWAP with the actual locations of these filesystems.


I just checked, and this is what my /etc/fstab file is already showing:

/dev/hda1 /boot ext2 defaults,noatime 1 2
/dev/hda2 none swap sw 0 0
/dev/hda3 / ext3 noatime 0 1
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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