Hi, I've been trying to install Arch on my older MBP for years now (2009 model, I think) with a single-boot configuration. I can successfully boot from the USB, where I get to select from three shells to boot in, being:
Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI USB UEFI Shell x86_64 v1 UEFI Shell x86_64 v2
Then, I select the first, and stuff just skims by at first, until I end up at something like:
:: Device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201303' mounted successfully :: Mounting /run/archiso/cowspace (tmpfs) filesystem, size=75%... :: running late hook [archiso_pxe_common] :: running cleanup hook [archiso_shutdown] :: running cleanup hook [udev] ERROR: Failed to mount real root device Bailing out, you are on your own. Good luck.
Then I'm stuck with a shell as root with barely any commands to use (no fdisk/gdisk/insert-any-partitioning-tool-here), etc. I'm pretty sure this isn't supposed to happen. Is there any guide on how I can fix this? Googling hasn't exactly worked, and I couldn't find anything on the Arch Wiki too easily.
Thanks for the help!
Months ago, I got stupid and did try to install CrunchBang (BIOS boot only, obviously). That erased pretty much everything (that includes the EFI partition, etc.) and left me with a few unbootable partitions. So, uh, that is to say, if any suggestion involves booting up from OS X and doing anything, or using rEFInd/rEFIt, it won't work. Thankfully, however, I am able to do most Linux commands as I am currently on my primary system, Linux Mint.
Last edited by kyeshi_0913 (2013-06-13 23:02:15)