I've just recieved and assemblied it. After downloading the favorite distro we all know and love I was presenterd with an error in finding the boot device. I've searched around for a solution but every one I find seem to not work as expected.
I've taken the time to write down the boot output in hope that anyone can identify a working solution. I'm using a CD as my boot device.
Loading /arch/boot/x86_64/vmlinuz..... Loading /arch/boot/x86_64/archiso.img............. ready. Probing EDD (edd=off to disable)... ok Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... done. Booting the kernel. :: Starting udevd... done. :: Running Hook [udev] :: Triggering uevents...[ 2.029469] xhci_hcd 000:00:14.0: Failed to enable MSI-X [ 3.524615] ata1.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0) [ 3.534605] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0) [ 10.029839] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0) [ 16.545099] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0) [ 23.060307] ata2.01: failed to resume link (SControl 0) done. :: Running Hook [memdisk] :: Running Hook [archiso] :: Running Hook [archiso_pxe_nbd] :: Running Hook [arch_loop_mnt] :: Waiting for boot device... Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201108 ... ERROR: boot device didn't show up after 30 seconds... Falling back to interactive prompt You can try to fix the problem manually, log out when you are finished sh: can't access tty; job control turned off [ramfs /]#
I've tried to locate the archiso by creating a symlink to /dev/sd* but no effect. If someone can assist me finding a solution, I would be very appreciative.
Is the CD label ARCH_201108?
When Arch boots, it looks around for a device with a label that matches a one that was built into the image when it was made. If your CD isn't labeled with that exact name, Arch won't be able to find itself and boot.
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Thank you for your input. I tried with an USB install, and renamed the USB drive to ARCH_201108 and it booted successfully. But I think this was kind of odd, since I can't remember stumbling upon errors like these when I've tried to install Arch before. Is this something recent?