Error: No root device specified

(Christian) #1

Briefly describe your issue below:
I installed ParrotOS Security, but when booting from my boot manager, rEFInd (grub doesnt install into the first EFI partition, when I install it), it drops me into a initramfs prompt

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version (e.g. 4.6), edition(e.g. Home//KDE/OVA, etc.), and architecture (currently we only support amd64)

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
Debian Standard

Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
Yes - Windows 10

If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:
begin: running /scripts/init-premount … done
begin: mounting root file system … begin: running /scripts/local-top … done
begin: running /scripts/local-premount … scanning for btrfs filesystems
[5.362767] BTRFS: device label parrot-style devid 1 transid 145 /dev/nvme0n1p9
No root device specified. Boot arguments must include a root= parameter

Then I get dropped into initramfs


Sounds like you need a root=parameter somewhere in the boot configuration arguments or config file
How did you install rEFInd? Did you bother to check its documentation?

(Christian) #3

I originally installed rEFInd through Windows, using the documentation on their website. I used it as it auto detected most OS’s. Will take another look when I can (UTC +11 here)

Also, grub doesn’t install to the first partition, even if it says successful, would it be writing to the /boot partition automatically generated by Parrot (I select free space and select to automatically partition the space)?