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#1 2012-11-24 13:50:36

alevinearch
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Registered: 2012-11-24
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GRUB2 error after installation

Hello, I am a n00b Archer (yet awesome at Linux itself) and just followed the instructions in the beginners guide to install Arch. (That KISS rule is just something AWESOME!) When I try to boot the menu entry in GRUB that says "Arch GNU/Linux, with Linux core repo kernel", GRUB gives me an error saying: "error: no such device: ad4103fa-d490-47ca-8506-301d8071d467. Loading Linux core repo kernel ... error: no such partition. Loading initial ramdisk ... error: you need to load the kernel first." When I press any key to continue, it brings me back to the menu. I get the same error with the initramfs fallback. Did I screw up somewhere in the install? Do I need to install over again to fix this? Please tell me where I screwed and what I need to do to fix this. If I can rescue the system from the Arch LiveDVD I have, please tell me how to do so. If I do need to reinstall, please tell me where i screwed and provide a concise install guide. If I can fix this from within GRUB, tell me how to do so.

Thank you,
alevinearch


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#2 2012-11-24 15:21:47

alevinearch
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Re: GRUB2 error after installation

BTW, I am using Virtualbox as I currently only have my Dad's Win8 box.


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#3 2012-11-24 15:28:12

alevinearch
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Re: GRUB2 error after installation

At the time, at least.


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#4 2012-11-24 16:43:42

alevinearch
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Re: GRUB2 error after installation

I now tried Syslinux and got a Kernel panic. I got the first few phases of booting though.


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#5 2012-11-25 02:30:29

cfr
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Re: GRUB2 error after installation

You can use the live environment to chroot to rescue the system -- no need to reinstall just because the boot loader is missing or messed up.


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