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> Startup - Gave up waiting, doesn't exist?, "Gave up waiting for root device" + Alert
PearlTigress
post Oct 2 2011, 02:44 PM
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Hello,

When I started up my laptop this morning (Ubuntu) I received the following message on a black and white screen:

Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
-boot args (cat/proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay = (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root = (did the system wait for the right device?)
-missing modules (cat/proc/modules; ls/dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/a9571bdb-5179-4ce8-9043-c0a160e724f0 does not exist. Dr(next line, edge of screen)opping to a shell!

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) <blinking underscore>



? Please help. I switched to linux a year ago because my laptop wasn't doing well on Vista and my friend told me I didn't need to be a programmer like he is. So I'm not a programmer, I don't know how to do anything that involves a command line, but I am very good at following directions and am very computer savvy with software, just not the behind the scenes stuff.

Thanks for your time. Please be specific with how to do your suggestions; I won't automatically know. (-:
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