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Help, screwed up SL/Jolicloud. - 02-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Got my 10v today and fired it up with OS X SL using Mechdrews awesome guide. I left around 30gb unpartitioned to install Jolicloud later on. The Snow Leopard installation went flawless and everything worked like a charm.
Now to where things got screwed up. I created a Jolicloud USB-bootstick and installed Jolicloud on the unpartitioned space. The installation seemed successfull, but apparently isn't.
When I try to boot I get to choose from Jolicloud robby, Jolicloud robby (Recovery mode) and Jolicloud robby(memtest). When I try to boot any the Jolicloud loading screen shows up, and after some seconds of "initializing..."
This comes up
"Loading Jolicloud, please wait...
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; 1s /dev)
Alert! /dev/disk/by-uuid/ed171755-f2aa-4548-923e-caec7ac9ebf8 does not exist. Dropping to a shell!"
Nor can I boot up Snow Leopard.
What should I do?
---------- Post added at 10:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:28 PM ----------
I think I'm on to someting. I booted up with my recreated NBI_083F.img USB-stick and reinstalled NBI.
Now OS X is up and running again, you have any tips on how to get Jolicloud to work?
Might this work?
Booting Ubuntu With The Chameleon Bootloader|Daily Blogged
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02-15-2010, 05:14 PM
In the Ubuntu installer, you can choose where to install GRUB (under advanced options, or some such). Jolicloud is probably similar.
You could allow it to install wherever it wants, but then you'll need to restore Chameleon via a restore disc or similar.
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Join Date: Apr 2009
02-25-2010, 11:25 PM
Hahaha, I actually tried this today too.
I came across similar problem except I tried to install Jolicloud onto SD drive with Boot drive in small partition in SSHD.
Well I fixed the leopard by rebooting the mini with mac OS x boot usb driver.
(The one you made to install OS x)
It will start the chameleon and let you boot from the mac drive again.
Once you are in the mac drive you would have to redo the netbookinstaller and reinstall the chameleon boot.
That worked for me.
Still contemplating if I will put duel boot this. IF anyone has done it is Jolicloud much faster than Mac OS X (leopard)?
I was only tempted since I wanted something like chrome os that can be booted fast whenever I need simple tasks done.
P.S. those who are still trying to do this, I think trick is bypassing the grub but using the Chameleon to load either OS.
I know for a fact grub is not mac os x (hackintosh) friendly.
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03-12-2010, 04:32 PM
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same issue - 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM
I have the same issue on my Dell Mini 10v triple booting Windows, OSX, and Jolicloud. Windows and OSX both boot fine from chameleon. When I boot Jolicloud it goes to the grub and gives me some options, gives me the initializing screen for a bit like yours and, and then gives me that message. My non-existing file is a a bit different, but still just a long string of alpha numeric with dashes. If I give it a while and type "exit" in the prompt it just gives me the same message again. I'm thinking of just giving up on Jolicloud and trying UNR, I've heard success stories there.
Join Date: Mar 2010
08-05-2010, 06:51 PM
Hi. I was going to make a new thread about this but good old mydellmini.com suggested that this existing thread was already up. I have a similar problem.
I've actually been trying to figure out a way to multiboot Mac OS X and Jolicloud for a long time but haven't found a way to get it to run. I've been able to run different OSes at the same time using a combination of Chameleon and Grub. (Chameleon: choose between Mac OS and Linux, if you choose Linux, you get Grub). I've had Ubuntu Karmic Koala and Lucid Lynx Netbook editions to run with great success. But for some reason, Jolicloud just won't go. Had it first with the pre-release .9 of Jolicloud. Hoped it would be fixed for 1.0, but it still isn't.
Here's my process for my dualboot system:
1) Install Mac OS X.
2) Install Jolicloud.
3) Get the error message in the original post.
So I decided, maybe JOlicloud's Grub settings just don't know what to do. I decided maybe Grub as installed by Ubuntu might work better. So I installed Ubuntu... using the side-by-side install setting. Below is how it fixed up my partitions.
sda1 = Chameleon boot loader
sda2 = Mac OS X
sda3 = unused
sda4 = / (Jolicloud)
sda5 = Linux Swap
sda6 = /boot
sda7 = / (Ubuntu)
sda8 = Linux Swap
Ubuntu works like a charm, but Jolicloud still isn't loading. I would get the Jolicloud splash screen, and then the load would break and it dumps me to the initramfs prompt.
Below is a screenshot of the GRUB settings for Jolicloud:
So ran the above, minus the quiet and splash settings so I could see the system load verbosely.
And below is the error message:
It doesn't seem like /dev/sda4 mounts properly. I did a cat /proc/cmdline and it returns:
BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-18.104.22.168-1-jolicloud root=/dev/sda4 ro quiet splash
(which I expected from Grub)
And then I did a ls /dev/sd* and it showed that the only partitions listed in /dev were /dev/sda1 and /dev/sda.
Would anybody have any pointers here for what might be wrong? I thought it was the location of the initrd and the vmlinuz files, but they seem to be in the /boot partition where Grub lives too. I am pretty stumped at this point.
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