Ubuntu Installation :: Upgrade Causes: Mount: Mounting None On /dev Failed: No Such Device
Jun 17, 2010
I posted a similar problem sometime last week...but a little has changed(mainly I can access my files now): I recently performed the auto upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 and upon restart of my machine I am presented with 3 screens. The first is a simple "GRUB loading". The second is "mount: mounting none on /dev failed: no such device". The third screen is a series of initializations, i.e. /dev/sda1:
clean, (number of files), (number of blocks)
*setting preliminary keymap...
and so on until it hits the line:
*checking battery status
at which point it will cease loading until i press the power button. The next thing that occurs is it kills all the processes it just initialized and shuts down the computer. I read that this is likely a problem from loading the wrong kernel and I can get into my files (using a boot 9.10 boot key). The problem is I don't know what files to change in order to get my system booting the right kernel.
I've got the F13 LiveCD that I was able to boot and use using the "nomodeset" boot option. From the desktop I'm trying to perform an Install to Hard Drive. I've read the Install from LiveCD post regarding the creation of a /boot partition and a / root partition. I've tried creating them without the LVM group and with. But every time I appempt to install I get...
An error occurred mounting device proc as /proc: mount failed: (9, None). This is a fatal error and the install cannot continue.
Hardware is a Sager 8887 (P4, 3.06HT, 60GB HDD, Radeon 9000 graphics adapter)
I'm trying to install ubuntu 9.10, downloaded the iso from the site and burned it on a CD, but when I boot from my cdroom drive and choose install ubuntu option I get an ubuntu grey logo for a couple seconds and the I get this error:
I tried downloading a new copy and burning a new CD but still have the same error, no matter what option I choose when booting the CD.
Does anyone now whats the problem? What I'd like to do is install linux as the only OS (formating everything else) not dual boot or anything, I'm new to linux so it'd help if you guys could give me details on how to fix it
I have installed previous versions of ubuntu on this same computer but using the wizard inside windows.
since running update manager on my daughters net running 10.04 netbook on boot up I get the following on the screen
mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory Target filesystem doesn�t have /sbin/init.
Doesn't seem to matter which version, every time I try to install Software raid on an Ubuntu server system, it blows up with this error. Seems I've had trouble for several versions.
mount: mounting /dev/disk/by-uuid/f35415ee-4c14-4eb1-995f-f19fbcd760c7 on /root failed: Invalid argument mount: mounting /dev on /root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
I've done it on Centos Fine, and followed the many different instructions I've seen for Ubuntu. The only luck I've had was with bios raid, but I would much rather let Mdadm handle things.
ubuntu-10.04.2-server-amd64 CD install AMD 1055T 6Core 4GB ram Asus M4A88TD-MUSB3
I install both as letting Ubuntu decide partitions for one drive, do the same for the other, and create a raid, and do them from scratch. No dice, same problem. I've tried that one as logical and as primary too. No difference. Something just doesn't like booting from a raid 1 Mirror. I've tried installing grub on both HDDs (sda1 + sdb1)I've tried several CDs, burned from several machines. Re-downloaded from Torrent and from the website. The DVD drives work since I purchased new DVD drives for both one workstation and the server. Things install fine under CentOS, software raid comes up.
my friend using XP and it was closed because he didnt activate it . he want to try Linux , i adviced him to use UBUNTU 10.10, but after we order the boot we got a loading screen for ubuntu then this error appeared
Quote: busybox v1.15.3 ( ubuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built-in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. (initramfs) stdin :I/O error mount: mounting /dev/loop0 on //filesystem.squashfs faild: no such device can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/casper filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs udevd: worker  unexpectedly returned with status 0x0100 udevd: worker  failed while handling ' /devices/virtual/block/loop0'
i change the cd to another one but an error was changed to :.............
First of all: it's been more than 12 years ago since I worked with Linux, and a lot has changed in the meantime. But I considered it a challenge to install Ubuntu 9.10 and lateron upgraded to 10.04 LTS without any troubles, until now:
Except my main partition ("/") all other partitions fail to mount. All NTFS partitions from my other OS and also 2 other linux ext4 partitions I've made are not accessible anymore. and, what bothers me the most: I deleted those 2 new linux partitions in the meantime because I couldn't access them initially because Root was the owner (Duh! root is standard disabled in Ubuntu, right?). After an attempt to try to automount all partitions following the help guides I got now big grey errors on my splashscreen while booting, telling that an error occured with e.g. /media/Backup because it is missing or it cannot be mounted, with 3 options below: waiting, skipping or using a command prompt to solve this. I always choose Skip for safety.
Now if I want to see the content of all my other partitions I got a popup telling me unable to mount e.g. /media/Downloads and the message included:
I've upgraded my squeeze box to linux kernel 2.6.32-5. But it shows mounting "here is the uuid of / " on /root failed: Device or resource busy while booting.Here is the menuentry of linux kernel 2.6.32-5.
I'm running Lucid with the 2.6.32-28-generic and 2.6.31-11-rt(abogani's ppa) kernels, on a fairly new laptop.When I boot the rt-kernel, right after grub I get a message:Code:mount: mounting none on /dev failed: no such deviceW: devtmpfs not available, falling back to tmpfs for /devThen after a few seconds, I see a lot of fast moving text and then Ubuntu starts just fine.when booting the generic kernel, I don't see any text at all, but it uses just as long time as the rt-kernel, so I guess the problem affects both.
I was using 9.04 for a while because it was working for me, I decided to upgrade yesterday using the Upgrade button on synaptic to 9.10. Now when I boot I get an error message: Code: chroot: cannot execute /etc/apparmor/initramfs: No such file or directory Mount of filesystem failed. A maintenance shell will now be started. CONTROL-D will terminate this shell and re-try I want to try to fix the problem so I do not have to do fresh installation.
I upgraded 9.10 to 10.04 via the web. The program announced it would take several hours, and when I came back to check, computer was off (kids?). Anyway, machine boots and 10.04 starts, but then blinks a few times and goes to a prompt. What should I tell it?
I have a 10.04 disc too, but it won't run from that either (Cannot mount dev/loop0 on filesystem.squashfs failed). Same message when I tried to start a nearby Windows machine with it. Disc "verified" when I made it. What's with that?
I've just made the switch from Ubuntu to Debian Squeeze and am having trouble connecting external media (be it a USB stick or an ext HD). The error I am getting when I connect anything via usb is the following:
Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on /dev/sdc1, missing codepage or helper program, or other error.
I am using an embed linux application and trying to mount a USB device. The USB worked fine in windows. I then put it on my Linux box formatted (I hope correctly) And then tried to do the following to mount it
Disk /dev/sda: 4040 MB, 4040748544 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 491 cylinders Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
which run without errors but an attempt to mount throws up the above error as well as saying - you must specify the file type (tried that) - and fails to mount. I've tried using YaST to format and encrypt it which throws up the same error when I run mount but actually does actually mount the filesystem Googling around has brought up info saying that it's probably a race condition brought on by invalid udev rules. I've got a (mostly) working system and the udev rules documentation leaves more confused than when I started.
Okay, so on occasion when I boot into ubuntu I get this error
[mount: mounting /dev /root/dev failed: no such file or directory] [mount: mounting /dev /root/sys failed: no such file or directory] [mount: mounting /dev /root/proc failed: no such file or directory]
I get the error when I open any of the kernel versions or any recovery mode. Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop is the only OS installed on the computer, which is a Lenovo S10-3. I can eventually get it to go away, sometimes by repeatedly unplugging it and plugging it back in, and sometimes I will boot into GParted, do nothing, then restart and it will work.I have found some solutions online, but all of them involve the error happening as a result of dual booting with Windows.I have made no major system changes recently, so I can't see anything like that being the problem.
This is the second time this has happened to me (after the first, i simply reinstalled but I would like to learn how to fix it). After a set of upgrades, when I restart, I get the following...
Killed mount: mounting /dev on/root/dev failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /sys on/root/sys failed: No such file or directory mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file ore directory Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init. No init found. Try passing init= bootarg
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash) Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands. There are a string of numbers before this but I figure what I copied is the key material needed to find a solution. I am pretty new to Ubuntu, so I have no idea what to do from here. I have backed everything up through Ubuntu One so it isn't a huge deal to reinstall but if this is going to continue to happen
I can not use nfs from F10 client to F12 server. nfs mount on F10 to F12 times out anf nfs4 mount gives "mount.nfs4: mounting localhost:/home failed, reason given by server: No such file or directory" I have tried to close firewall and set selinux to permissive mode on both client and server with same result. Samba works fine. On server [root@flokipal ~]# mount -t nfs4 localhost:/home /media/tonlist mount.nfs4: mounting localhost:/home failed, reason given by server: No such file or directory
[root@flokipal ~]# mount -t nfs localhost:/home /media/tonlist [root@flokipal ~]#
After upgrading to fedora 15, I have problems mounting XFS filesystem.
The short tale: Code: 08:01:38 localhost root>mount -t xfs -vv /dev/sdb1 /data/disks/old mount: /dev/sdb1 already mounted or /data/disks/old busy 08:01:39 localhost root>fuser /data/disks/old 08:01:41 localhost root>lsof /data/disks/old 08:01:44 localhost root>xfs_repair -t 1 /dev/sdb1 xfs_repair: cannot open /dev/sdb1: Device or resource busy 08:01:48 localhost root>fuser -mu /dev/sdb1 08:02:08 localhost root>dmesg | tail -n 5 [1655779.759764] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem [1659275.905756] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled [1659275.908745] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem [1659389.154986] SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block/inode numbers, no debug enabled [1659389.156519] SGI XFS Quota Management subsystem
Device is not mounted, and directory is not in use, it has just been created. There is nothing in log files that could remotely point the cause. After removing device (echo 1 > /sys/block/sdb/device/delete) and reattaching it, disk started working.
I get the following message when trying to access my 1tb usb drive "Error mounting: mount exited with exit code 1: helper failed with: Error opening '/dev/sdr1': Permission denied Failed to mount '/dev/sdr1': Permission denied Please check '/dev/sdr1' and the ntfs-3g binary permissions, and the mounting user ID.More explanation is provided at [URL].. Really wierd thing is Linux Mint Debian reads it just fine
I have configured the remote installation of Fedora 13 with kickstart with nfs installation method. All work ok until I boot the Fedora 13 client system.
Fed13 client system receives the IP address from dhcp, receives the loader, loads vmlinuz and initrd.img from tftp, load anaconda, configures the network and dev eth0, mounts nfs server to load kickstart file, loads kickstart file (language...) but when it tries to mount nfs server to install from Fedora 13 installation tree it fails.
First, I thought that I had an error on my NFS configuration but I was wrong. I opened tty with ALT+F4 on the Fedora 13 client and I sew this error:
Is this a bug or can I modify anything to correct this error? How?
I eventually gave up and migrated to mdadm. Works just fine. Having upgraded to jessie and solved one problem
I find the next one. When I boot into jessie my RAID device (just a data partition not /) is not found causing the boot to fail as per problems reported here
After booting I can mount my RAID device but if it's in the fstab when booting it fails. Also, I notice that some of my lvm device names have changed. After a bit of hunting around I found a couple of solutions pointing to running dmraid as a service during boot and changing the entry for the RAID device in fstab to use the UUID.
This seems to work. However this seems to be a workaround and as the lvm device paths for my / and /usr partitions have also changed, I'm wondering if there is a bug here as mentioned in the second link?
The / and /usr paths changed to /dev/dm-2 and /dev/dm-3 from the /dev/mapper/ form.
I am trying to install Debian in an old laptop. Of course, in this laptop there is windows installed and I want to respect it. My plan is to install Debian in a spare drive.Before installing Debian, I want to check what is inside each drive. In order to do that, I am trying to use the Debian installer CD. Then start an admin shell, mount the drives in read-only mode, and check their contents.
But when I run the command: # mount -r -t ntfs /dev/sda3 /mnt/windows
I get the following response: mount: mounting /dev/sda3 on /mnt/windows/ failed: No such device
I tried to upgrade ubuntu from 9.10 to 10.04. It is almost complete downloading packages,but i get this error:Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/poo...untu2_i386.deb The HTTP server sent an invalid Content-Range header [IP: 220.127.116.11 80]I tried to change from main server to US server, but I still get this error.
my friend using XP and it was closed because he didnt activate it . he want to try Linux , i adviced him to use UBUNTU 10.10 ,but after we order the boot we got a loading screen for ubuntu then this error appeared
also , the labtop cannot boot from usb coz no option for that in BIOS. what can i do to solve each problems?