Can you remove "quite splash" and see where it stops booting please?
Heres what I get when I remove just "quiet" couple pages of text whizzing by then the splash comes up (very nice) and hangs: underneath in a window is:
Loading essential drivers... ok
Running /scripts/init-premount... ok
Mounting root file system...
Running /scripts/local-top ok
Waiting for root file system...
And hangs. after ctrl esc get black screen with busy box...can't access tty... (initramfs)
Ok, heres the really weird part, I reboot, take out quiet and splash and it halts again after a few pages at the "attached scsi removable disk sda, sdb, generic sgo type o, sg1" etc list I noted above in my earlier post. This time I wait and eventually it says Done underneath. then I get:
Check root=bootarg cat /proc/cmdline
or missing modules, devices. cat /proc/modules ls dev
Alert! /dev/sdb8 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!
Then it goes to the famous busybox again.
Now, I know that sdb8 exists because I went there to get the mint grub info to copy into my pclos menu.lst which looks like this:
title Linux Mint 3.1 Celena
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.20-15-generic root=/dev/sdb8 ro quiet splash
I also have partitioned and formatted about a million
linux systems over the past couple of years and I know how to do that as well even when the installer hides the grub installation under advanced:). But I obviously can't program my way out of a paper busybox...
Any and all help would be appreciated.
(edit) btw, installed ubuntu gutsy (7.10) and mepis 7.0 beta 5(based on debian) both installed and work just fine-neither feisty, edgy or the mepis based on them worked at all or in mepis' case worked initially but not after updates. Last ubuntu to work easily was Dapper. mmmm. Please upgrade Mint to Gutsy...Pretty Please?