RE: Can't boot after installation ==> ALERT! /dev/sda1 doest not exist. Dropping to a shell.
Thanks for the information,
I tried some things and I hope I am little bit closer to the solution.
This is what I have done:
Rebooted with a rescue cd and changed the label of /dev/sda1 to /root
"Jfs_tune -L /dev/sda1 /root"
When I check my settings with jfstune:
Jfs_tune -l /dev/sda1
Volume Label: '/root'
SDA1 BOOT Primary Linux JFS
SDA2 Primary Linux Swap / Solaris
So I guess this is correct.
(I also changed label of swap partition but appearantly that's not
Then I mounted my disk and changed /etc/fstab:
#/dev/sda1 / jfs defaults,errors=remount-ro
LABEL=/root / jfs defaults,errors=remount-ro
#/dev/sda2 none swap sw
LABEL=swap none swap sw
I changed /dev/sda1 with LABEL=/root
Then I changed menu.lst from grub:
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.16-2-686 root=LABEL=/root ro
I saved everything and rebooted the system.
Then when I boot, I get this:
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-label//root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
BusyBox v1.1.3 (Debian 1:1.1.3-2) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
So, appearantly the system can't find /root label or can't link it with
Maybe because /root is not in the /dev directory (according the error).
I tried to make a link (ln -S /dev/sda1 .//root
But error stays the same.
So maybe the /root is wrong ?
I change the label to test
Jfs_tune -L /dev/sda1 test
Cfdisk shows me 'test' for label
I changed fstab and menu.lst and made a link in /dev/
>From test to sda1 (don't know if this is necessary but just trying...)
Result is the same error, not working.
What do I do wrong in this label/boot thing ?
Grtz, (and thnx for helping me out!)
From: Bob McGowan [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: donderdag 26 oktober 2006 17:53
Subject: RE: Can't boot after installation ==> ALERT! /dev/sda1 doest
not exist. Dropping to a shell.
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