Application error Rails application failed to start properly"

I've been strugling for days trying to resolve this issue installing
a rails project on a hosted server. I keep getting
Application error
Rails application failed to start properly"
when I go to front page of my site.
I followed instructions on this thread
and still no luck
I checked dispatch.* for proper ruby line, and permissions 755, I
tried running dispatch.* from shell with this result

Status: 404 Not Found
Cache-Control: no-cache
Content-Length: 606

  <title>Action Controller: Exception caught</title>
    body { background-color: #fff; color: #333; }

    body, p, ol, ul, td {
      font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;
      font-size: 13px;
      line-height: 18px;

    pre {
      background-color: #eee;
      padding: 10px;
      font-size: 11px;

    a { color: #000; }

<h1>Routing Error</h1>
<p><pre>No route matches &quot;&quot; with {:method=&gt;:get}</pre></


I tried script/console and got a successfull connect to db, so I know
that is not the problem. fastcgi.log says
[07/Jan/2008:10:04:03 :: 20987] starting
[07/Jan/2008:10:04:03 :: 20987] stopping gracefully

not sure what else to try.. any ideas please
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You need to modify config/routes.rb and add a default route.

I used to host with OCS, email them, they will help you. Unlike a lot
of other Rails hosts they actually develop Rails apps, so they know a
lot about it.