I'm trying to give my old laptop a new life. The screen broke, so i removed it and i am planning to turn it into a media center. It's a HP Pavilion M6 laptop.
It perfectly starts from a live CD, but when I install Ubuntu/Lubuntu/Xubuntu i get a black screen and after a few minutes a screen full with weird characters. i tried adding
video=LVDS-1:d to my GRUB command line but this didn't change anything at all.
When I go in recovery mode, I get error
gave up waiting for root device. Then I found online that it should be possible to reach the hard drive, but in
/dev the entire
sda is missing while working from the
(initramfs) prompt, while on the live CD I see it.
How can I fix this problem?
sudo parted -l shows this:
update 1: now i get this error : ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xx$ does not exist when i change in the grub setings it should use /dev/sda1 instead it gives the same error. from the live cd i can still see this harddrive
update 2: The entire /dev/disk doesnt seem to be there in the initramfs console. it also seems to be stuck on "Switched to clocksource tsc" for a long time. I also tried formatting to ext3 and setting a rootdelay=90 but both didnt help