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Sep 7, 2015

So I have installed Debian through debootstrap and it seemed to go off without a hitch, the problem came problem came about during the boot process. I am dual-booting with Arch and use Systemd-boot as my bootloader... it finds the kernal and initrd and starts to boot but I run into this problem where it gets to the options part for root and doesn't mount. have done this very same installation on virtualbox with ext4 filesystem and it worked without a hitch.. I know it has something to do with the btrfs subvolumes I'm so new to Debian I haven't made it past this installation process..

here is my lsblk
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sda        8:0      0    /My_Files
sdb        8:32    0    /home
sdc        8:48    0     

[code]....

I have installed btrfs-tools and I don't know what the following means... It seems to do the first two fine, vmlinuz and initrd.img but it doesn't find my root because maybe it doesn't recognize the 'rootflags' tag? or Debian doesn't automatically deal with btrfs-subvolumes nicely?

Code:

Select allBegin: checking root file system . . . fsck from util-linux 2.25.2
/sbin/fsck.btrfs: BTRFS file system
mount: mounting PARTUUID=................................................................ on /root failed
Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init

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[Code].....

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Code: Select all [URL]

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Code: Select all/dev/mapper/debian--unstable-root / ext4    errors=remount-ro 0       1
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Code: Select all/dev/mapper/debian--unstable-root on /home/julius/other-systems/debian-unstable type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)

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Code: Select allupdate-initramfs -u
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