With the new installer I have set 4 partitions on /dev/sda
/boot 2. swap 3. / 4. /home
install goes perfectly till reboot and then I get message
“could not mount specified root” “/dev/sda3 is not a valid root device”.
Please can you advise me what to do.
I have a very good install of Gnome on 10.4 and thought I’d try 10.9 on another hard drive.
Thanks for your reply.
I created 4 partitions with fdisk /dev/sda in the terminal.
installer gui found the partitions and I formated them:
sda1 /boot ext4 400MB
sda2 swap 3000MB
sda3 / ext4 25000MB
sda4 /home ext4 222GB
installer configured defaults
added user and passwd
added root passwd
formating partitions ok
unpacking system image into target
system successfully installed
system installation complete
finish for exit
loading modules ok
determining root device
could not find root device
!! block device sda3 is not a valid root device
!! could not find the root block device in -
please specify another value or;
press enter for the same, type “shell” for a shell or “q” to skip.
root block device() ;; _
Alexander this is all I can think of so I hope it helps to work out where I went wrong.
I have no USB storage devices connected
and no other drives.
I tried another distro on these partitions and the /root was found OK.
Thanks for your help. I would like to get 10.9 working as I have had good results with 10.4.
Maybe I got a bad burn with the ISO?