Re: "Gave up waiting for root device"
I have to say that i have never met many "average every-day computer users" that try to install Ubuntu on an old server
Originally Posted by TheAdmiralty
What you are trying to do is not what the average user would do so you must expect some issues.
Also the average user does not generally have these problems.
There may be a problem with the UUIDs but as this is an older server, i suspect something else may be going on.
Reboot your PC and immediately press shift key to display at the grub menu, if it is not already displayed.
When it displays a kernel to boot, press the 'e' key to edit that kernels command line.
Scroll to the end of the kernel command line.
At the end of the kernel line, hit the space bar and then add this text
Press the two keys 'ctrl' and 'x' at the same to continue booting.
This will increase the time the kernel will wait for your discs to spin up and for the root partition to become ready.
Does this boot into Kubuntu. If it does then this fix needs to be made permenant as it is not at the moment.
If it does not fix it then the issue is something else.
EDIT: I just thought i would add that i think Kubuntu may not be the best option for such and old server.
Last edited by matt_symes; March 2nd, 2013 at 02:34 AM.
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