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Re: Multi-desktop CDs for lenny: root device does not exist


On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 01:16:56 +0100 Frans Pop wrote:
> There are two images available for testing:
> - lxde CD:
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/fjp/debian-50-i386-lxde-CD.iso
> - light desktop CD: 
> http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/fjp/debian-50-i386-light-CD.iso
> These need extensive testing! Please also let us know what you think of 
> them.

This is an installation report about an low mem (32MB) installation
on an old Toshiba Satellite 320 laptop from the unofficial 

I think this cd is a great idea.
And it works (mostly) well. I tested the syslinux menus, the
entries in the syslinux menus are working (well, the rescue entries
don't make sense in the lxde and xfce submenus, this was already
mentioned before). 

I tried an lxde installation with standard priority: 
installation went fine, no problems.
Starting into the new system stopped when it came to mounting the
root filesystem.
Message was

	Waiting for root filesystem ...
	Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
	 - Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
	   - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
	   - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
	 - Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
	ALERT! /dev/hda1 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

There are no ide related modules loaded. ide_core, ide_disk,
ide_generic are missing, this modules are needed on this machine I
think (checked with rescue mode).

This problem didn't exist with the rc1 netinst cd!

Logs attached.



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