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Old 14th May 2008, 03:58 AM
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Fedora 9 LiveCD: Warning, cannot find root filesystem

I got a funny error when I tried to boot up from my fedora 9 live CD:

WARNING: Cannot find root file system!

Create symlink /dev/root and then exit this shell to continue the boot sequence
From what I've read on the internet, it seems like the liveCD is missing the correct drivers for my CD/DVD drive (Matsu****a - the forum actually bleeps out the S-H-I-T in the middle of the word lol). I've tried the command
bash-3.2# ln -s /dev/root
and I get 'ln: creating symbolic link ' ./root ' : File exists'. Does this mean I have to go download the big DVD and install with it. Can you upgrade from the DVD?

I've tried Live CD's with ubuntu, opensuse and mandriva in the past and they've all worked fine... so i wasn't expecting this.
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Old 15th May 2008, 03:41 AM
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I downloaded the DVD and installed from it. It upgrades just fine.
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