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    Unhappy Gave up waiting for root device.

    I have spend the last few hours looking at posts from people with similar problems. Unfortunately I don't see one that has a solution for me.

    Here is what happened: Received a message that there was only 8.6mb of space left on the boot partition.
    As the boot partition is locked during use I used a gparted disc to increase the size of this partition.
    There were no error messages during this operation but when I restarted the computer, first of all I get the GRUB2 menu which I never did before this and after that it doesn't matter which of the installations (Regular, recovery or previous versions) I select I end up with the message:
    Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
    - a list of 4 common problems
    !ALERT /dev/mapper/servername-root does not exist. dropping to a shell.

    I tried everything I can think of - started the computer with a live CD - ran Boot - Repair and I am at a loss.
    The resulting log from my boot-repair can be found at:
    http://paste.ubuntu.com/5556988/

    The computer has only one operating system and as far as I can tell the GRUB loader is pointing to the right files on the right disk-partition (SDD1)

    Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Robert

  2. #2
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    Re: Gave up waiting for root device.

    Sounds awful and I don't see any other replies ... so I'll give it my best shot.
    I don't know how to give you the surgical advice that would be best. ... I can suggest that you look at some kind of reinstall options. You could reinstall on another drive and mount the drive you have; copy the files you want over ... like that. Or live disk; mount the drive you have; copy the files you need to save to some other media; then reinstall on the same drive.
    Of course you may be able to get better advice not requiring this kind of overhead ...

    Good luck!

  3. #3
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    Re: Gave up waiting for root device.

    Thanks, I think gparted destroyed the file system in my boot device. Pretty well disastrous; there goes my weekend

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