[SM-Discuss] unable to install sourcemage (no root)
benoit.papillault at sourcemage.org
Wed Mar 30 02:11:02 EST 2005
David Michael Leo Brown Jr. a écrit :
>>I recently received my new notebook and I am planing to install Sourcemage on it. But sadly I am stuck quite at the beginning of the installation-process.
>>I boot from the CD with the newest image (9.3 i386), hit enter and then get to the initrd menu. There I try "Continue booting" but then I receive this message: "Unable to boot without a root"
>>I tried a older image (9.2 with 2.4 kernel) but this version even got my pc crashed after saying something about beein unable to mount the cd-rom.
>>My laptop has only an external CD-drive which is connected via firewire.
>>Does anybody have an idea how I could solve this problem?
>>Thanks in advance
> Well you can manually try to specify a root device in the initrd menu
> you might have to go to a shell and see what's under /dev
> I'm not familiar with firewire and what support is needed in the kernel
> for it and if that support is available on the iso...
> might need to file a bug to add that.
> - David Brown
FireWire is not in the ISO kernel. If you wish to have it, please fill a
bug (http://bugs.sourcemage.org) and tell us what kernel options (in
.config) are needed to make it work.
Benoit PAPILLAULT, ISO guru
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