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14th April 2010, 04:21 AM
F13- Beta-i686-live not booting on Acer Sspire One get black screen with:
no root device found
Boot has failed, sleeping forever
F13-Alpha boots fine.
Both isos on usb sticks made with Live- usb -creator in F12
14th April 2010, 04:36 AM
Just for fun, try changing the UUID number to /dev/sdwhatever, and see if that helps. (This is an issue I've run into on Asus netbooks, but haven't yet had a chance to try to reproduce. I'd be curious, even though I frankly admit, I'm probably wasting your time.)
14th April 2010, 04:38 AM
Where do I change the uuid. I'm willing to try anything.
14th April 2010, 05:43 AM
Sorry, should have been clearer. (But, I was also being lazy, as I didn't know if you'd want to bother with what is, after all, a bit of a long shot.)
While in your working kernel, edit the file /etc/grub.conf.
You'll see a line looking something like
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-164.15.1.el5.centos.plus ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
(However, yours will look quite different--that one is cut and pasted from CentOS, yours will have a vmlinuz-2.6.30-something and be saying Fedora, rather than centos.
You'll also see in that line that yours says something like root=<very long number>. Change the <very long number> to root=/dev/sda5 or whatever your root partition might be. If not sure, you can find that out by typing the command
This will give you back several things including something like
/dev/sda5 on / type ext4 (rw)
What I like to do, especially when testing, is just put a # sign before that line, which means I'm making it into a comment, rather than command.
Then, copy the line. but leave out the # in front.
In the new line (the one without the # sign)
change the root=<longnumber> to root=/dev/sdX where X is your root partition, e.g., /dev/sda5 or /dev/sda2, or whatever your root partition is.
It's very late here, and I have to sleep, so if this was incoherent, just ask and I'll try to be clearer tomorrow.
14th April 2010, 06:59 AM
Flash drive may have been problem. Reinstalled F13-i686-live. iso using Unetbooting and it will now load on the Acer Aspire One, may install tomorrow. When I do this time I'll get rid of the LVM that got on by accident.
Flash drive is a DataTraveler 4 Gig and it's known to have boot problems, funny thing is I have two of them no problem with one but not so lucky with the other.
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