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Unable to mount root-device.
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 Unable to mount root-device.
Junior Mitglied
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Registered: 2007-12-20
Hello there, this is my first post so please be gentle

I'm having problems installing Paldo using the live-cd/paldo installer.

The installer fails with the error "Unable to mount root device" when it is supposed to format the disk, prior to actual installation.

If I try to mount the device manually from a terminal, mount says that the device is either already mounted or busy. The device Sda1 does not show up as a mounted device if I issue the mount command.

Hardware used:
Microstar (MSI) 915GM4 motherboard
Intel 915G Chipset (ICH6)
512Mb DDR400 Ram
Maxtor 80Gb via SATA interface

I have tried several reboots, different SATA cabel to no avail. What I haven't tried yet is a PATA hdd but I would really like to use the SATA disk.

Any ideas?

Best regards // Jorgen
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Created: 2007-12-20 09:52
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 Re: Unable to mount root-device.
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Registered: 2004-09-09
The problem doesn't sound familiar to me. Is this with paldo stable or testing?
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Created: 2007-12-25 21:10
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 Re: Unable to mount root-device.
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Registered: 2006-11-23
Hi Jorgen,

welcome to the forum.

There is a trick to get to the log of the installer.
Open a terminal and type:

Code[In neuem Fenster öffnen]
sudo paldo-installer

In the terminal all errors got displayed.
Mark the complete log and copy it with mouse-right-click > copy (CTRL+C won't work) to the clipboard.
Post it then here into the forum, so we can help you better.
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Created: 2008-01-24 01:05
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