View Full Version : [PPC] ALERT! /dev/mapper/[hostname]-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

September 21st, 2011, 08:51 PM
I just did a fresh 10.04 PPC server install on some hardware I've used in the past for the same purpose (PowerMac10,1). This time I'm getting the following on the initial boot:

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait for long enough?)
- Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
- Missing mdules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/mapper/[hostname]-root does not exist. Dropping to a shell!The [hostname] in the alert is the actual hostname I determined during the installation.