Need Help

Emmanuel Natalis matnatalis at
Thu Aug 11 09:10:45 UTC 2011

Hi Goh,
Yesterday I succeeded in the first Machine after re-installing the server
without any problem (Am having two Machines, both Dell powerEdge T310). But
the second one is still giving the same problem even after re-installing
several times (Screen is black after the boot loader options). I logged in
using recovery mode and edited the grub, uncommented the line
#GRUB_TERMINAL=console and I was able to see where actually it is stopping.
Here is the message

Gave up waiting for root device
Common problems: Boot argum ...


When I type  exit, am able to login.

What should I do to overcome this problem?

Thanks 4 ur asistance

On 08/10/2011 08:41 PM, Emmanuel Natalis wrote:
>>   Thanks so Much Goh for your help. I have tried to run the command
>> update-initramfs -u but nothing has changed. Let me do the
>> re-installation, it wont cost me as I haven't put Much staff in it. My
>> Machine is Dell powerEdge T310. May be I might be missing something when
>> am Installing?!!!!
> I really wouldn't know if you miss out anything.  :)
> Check mdsum the cd would be good too.
> And you're welcome.
> Regards - Goh Lip

Emmanuel Natalis
Open Source Software Developer
University of Dar es salaam Computing Center
(+255) 712 26 34 93
(+255) 755 22 44 93
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