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Re: stuck in initramfs mode, can't mount disk

OK.  I found the solution and thought I'd post it.
I fired this out there because I was running short on time.

The solution is here. http://help.lockergnome.com/linux/Installing- Debian-Dell-2950-ftopict284011.html

Basically, it's editing the grub menu to get it booted, then editing some files. Everything was set to sdb instead of sda.

On Apr 23, 2007, at 11:16 AM, Nick Carter wrote:

I've installed Etch build successfully on 3 boxes but on the 4th I'm having a problem.

The install goes well but after rebooting it can't mount the disk drive.

I get the following at the console.

Check root = bootarg cat /proc /cmdline or missing modules, devices: cat /proc/modules
ls /dev ALERT! /dev/sdb1 does not exist.  Dropping to a shell

BusyBox V1.1.1.3


Hardware: Dell PowerEdge 2950, Dual Xeon 3.0GHZ, SATA Drives connected to PERC 5/i Controller.

Any hints would be greatly appreciated.


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