I installed Alpine Linux dualbooting with the instructions here, and I was faced with the error "Mounting boot media: failed." The solutions I found online fixed the boot of the live ISO, not a sys installation, which in theory should not depend on boot media. What's going wrong here?
Here is the kernel log.

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The issue was that the root kernel option was not provided, and thus Alpine was attempting to mount the boot media which did not exist. Adding root=<partition> worked perfectly.

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