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#1 2013-01-08 07:40:33

Registered: 2012-01-21
Posts: 14

Arch Won't Boot After Install MacBook Pro

I am trying to dual boot Arch and OSX on my MacBook Pro.
I followed the Beginner's Guide, except for the bootloader section.
For the bootloader I followed the instructions to install rEFInd for mac.
Then I followed the instructions for Setting up EFISTUB.

rEFInd works great, and Arch is shown as a boot option, but when I try to boot Arch I get this.

[    2.449619] i8042: No controller found
:: running early hook [udev]
:: Triggering uevents...
[    2.491532] sdhci-pci 0000:02:00.1: Invalid iomem size. You may experience problems.
ERROR: device '' not found. Skipping fsck.
ERROR: Unable to find root device ''.
You are being dropped to a recovery shell
    Type 'exit' to try and continue booting
sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
[rootfs /]#

Thank you for your help.


#2 2013-01-08 12:47:45

Forum Moderator
From: Massachusetts, USA
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 16,574

Re: Arch Won't Boot After Install MacBook Pro

It boots.  Those are kernel messages.

You don't seem to have a root device listed in your bootloader config, though, so it cannot proceed.  Post your refind_linux.conf, or other bootloader configuration files.


#3 2013-01-08 15:33:14

Registered: 2012-01-21
Posts: 14

Re: Arch Won't Boot After Install MacBook Pro

That's what I was missing. I needed to create a refind_linux.conf. I followed the instructions in the Beginner's Guide.


#4 2013-01-09 00:40:16

From: Cymru
Registered: 2011-11-27
Posts: 5,681

Re: Arch Won't Boot After Install MacBook Pro

Please mark your thread [solved] if it is by editing your initial post and tagging the subject line.

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