I'm having trouble booting BT4 for the first time on a multi-boot system. Receiving this error during boot:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline)
- Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?)
- Check root= (di the systwem wait for the right device?)
- Missing modules (cat /proc/modules; ls /dev)
ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/a76c7835-eb6f-459f-a891-496f16bc00eb does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
BusyBox v.1.10.2 (Ubuntu 1:1.10.2-lubuntu7) built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.
BT4 is installed to a logical partition on an extended partition of the drive. Here is the partition info:
/dev/sda1 ntfs winxp (working)
/dev/sda5 ext2 /boot (for Ubuntu 9.10 on sda6)
/dev/sda6 ext4 / (Ubuntu 9.10, also working)
/dev/sda8 ext3 / (for bt4 install)
unallocated free space for later
/dev/sda2 ext3 /home
I've tried installing to sda8 by using the "Install.sh" script and also by following the directions here:
How to install BackTrack 3 or 4 to hard drive along with Windows XP, Ubuntu, Fedora, openSuse on Lenovo Thinkpad X60 | HydTech
Also, I've played around with changing the rootdelay= and other parameters in the GRUB menu with no luck. I've also unplugged all USB devices (just a mini reciever for a mouse) and turning off the wireless and bluetooth.
I am able to enter commands in busybox at the initframfs prompt but unsure of what I need to do here to get a working system. Have been digging thru the forums with no luck yet. Any help, advice or direction would be greatly appreciated! thx.