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Thread: Upgrade to 9.10 - Gave up waiting for root device

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    Question Upgrade to 9.10 - Gave up waiting for root device

    I just upgraded my system and I'm now stuck at reboot.
    Here the details:

    CPU: Celeron 400
    Memory: 320k
    OS upgrade: Xubuntu, from 9.04 to 9.10
    Dedicated disk for /home
    Upgrade: took some time, but no problems till reboot.
    At reboot:
    Usplash: Setting mode 1024x768 failed
    Usplash: using mode 800x600
    Gave up waiting for root device, Common problems: …
    -…
    -…
    ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/1b0ff99d-e635-47fa-b01a-38ec073369d6 doen not exist. Dropping to a shell!

    BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.1.13.3-1ubuntu7) buil-in shell (ash)
    Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

    (initramfs)

    And now?
    Could someone kindly suggest what to do, please?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: SOLVED - Upgrade to 9.10 - Gave up waiting for root device

    At GRUB
    e
    edited the KERNEL line changing
    root=UUID.....
    with
    root=/dev/sda1

    Now the screen resolution ...

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    Re: Upgrade to 9.10 - Gave up waiting for root device

    Thank you! This solution was exactly what I needed.

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    Re: SOLVED - Upgrade to 9.10 - Gave up waiting for root device

    It helped me too, many thanks!

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