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actually if i am not mistaken, everything is a /dev/sdXX now days, it was to cut down on confusion, it doesn't go by controller anymore, as i have a IDE connected, and it is /dev/sde1.

I actually use UUID for everything, i don't bother with the "/dev/sdxx", for some reason i want to call them absolute paths...i know thats wrong, but i can't think of what it is called...

if the drive is mounted, say in livecd, just run the command:

blkid

it will tell you the uuid of a particular device...

yes MS uses UUID or GUID as they call them for a lot of things, no reason not to use it, its a pretty nice system to use, i use GUID in database management all the time, its a quick and simply solution smile.gif

there's not much of a reason not to use UUID for your install, its a lot easier than futzin about with absolute paths, the reason i started using them, was for whatever reason, my first usb flash devices always gets assigned as /dev/sdd1, and i have enough HDD installed, that i was always knocking one of them out...

as for your problem, whats in your fstab and grub.cfg?
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root device doesn't exist will suggest that it's not passing the variable correctly to the kernel. So it's a problem with your grub, I forget that every time. =( Fstab doesn't boot until later and either way your root is already mounted once fstab gets booted. It has to mount/read the root device to read fstab so logic decides that it can't be the fstab. It's your grub.cfg, as my previous statement suggested. I did say fstab but I just realized to ignore that, focus on grub.
arch ppc dose not use grub
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actually if i am not mistaken, everything is a /dev/sdXX now days, it was to cut down on confusion, it doesn't go by controller anymore, as i have a IDE connected, and it is /dev/sde1.

I actually use UUID for everything, i don't bother with the "/dev/sdxx", for some reason i want to call them absolute paths...i know thats wrong, but i can't think of what it is called...

if the drive is mounted, say in livecd, just run the command:

blkid

it will tell you the uuid of a particular device...

yes MS uses UUID or GUID as they call them for a lot of things, no reason not to use it, its a pretty nice system to use, i use GUID in database management all the time, its a quick and simply solution

there's not much of a reason not to use UUID for your install, its a lot easier than futzin about with absolute paths, the reason i started using them, was for whatever reason, my first usb flash devices always gets assigned as /dev/sdd1, and i have enough HDD installed, that i was always knocking one of them out...
blkid
/dev/sda2 label="bootstap" type="hfs"
/dev/sda3 uuid="1304846f-292d-4cf2-9707-e4116e4d6bb" type "swap"
/dev/sda4 uuid="b233aa39-158f-4120-ac28-691ca83e9550" type ="ext2"
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as for your problem, whats in your fstab and grub.cfg?
for the last time arch ppc does not use grub
it uses Yaboot
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fstab


devpst /dev/pst defaults 0 0
shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid 0 0
/dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom /bootcd iso9660 ro,user,noauto
/dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
/dev/sda4 / ext2 defaults 0 1
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everything looks right but why is it not booing
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before you get the error, you should see disk names in the log output sometime above. shift+pg up will scroll you up to read that.. if you see /dev/sdb anything like that...

also the dmesg command will have it, if you can get to a shell
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all I see is waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sad4
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boot off of livecd & get to a root shell

mkdir x
fdisk -l
mount /dev/sd<your_hd_from_fdisk> x
chroot x /bin/bash
dmesg | grep /dev/sd # or maybe its /dev/hd
vim /etc/fstab
exit
umount x
reboot
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Use the CD you installed Arch with and see if it will boot into the system (there is an option for that). If it does you need to reinstall yaboot or install Grub2, I'd install Grub2 but that's up to you. If it doesn't boot you can still opt to install Grub2 from any number of tutorials.
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boot off of livecd & get to a root shell

mkdir x
fdisk -l
mount /dev/sd<your_hd_from_fdisk> x
chroot x /bin/bash
dmesg | grep /dev/sd # or maybe its /dev/hd
vim /etc/fstab
exit
umount x
reboot
eject cd
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Use the CD you installed Arch with and see if it will boot into the system (there is an option for that). If it does you need to reinstall yaboot or install Grub2, I'd install Grub2 but that's up to you. If it doesn't boot you can still opt to install Grub2 from any number of tutorials.
can't use grub on apple/ibm ppc system frum what I know of (will goolge)
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