Wow! This is very very strange. I have my arch linux install in vmware which was running perfectly off the base install and a pacman -Syu --ignore kernel26 and without replacing mkinitrd. So I decide to take the leap of faith and go to the next kernel and use mkinitcpio.
On the first reboot, the boot hangs at loading udev events. On the second reboot, the same thing happens. So I go to the kernel26-fallback image, and it gets a kernel panic so I can't even boot :cry: I reboot back into the normal kernel26.img and it boots, gets past all of the udev stuff , then when it says starting network, the entire thing crashes and the system does a hard reboot and it has exibited the same behavior ever since. :evil:
Any ideas on how to get this system bootable?
I've had similar problems.
try adding noapic to the bootline so it looks similar to this :
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda2 ro noapic
If that doesn't solve it, also add acpi=off .
It doesn't work I did just as you said above, and it now hangs on loading udev uevents.
Any other ideas?
I appreciate the help
Okay, I tried to boot the system from the install cd and used
arch root=/dev/sda3 noinitrd ro
and the system booted. However, the network config failed and couldn't find my ethernet card (eth0) which worked before the install of the new kernel and mkinitcpio. Also, it said that it couldn't load my keyboard map. It still is a no go trying to boot it without the cd though. Also, my mouse doesn't work in xorg anymore if I boot it from the cd :? Things just aren't going my way right now :cry:
I have also exactly this problem ...
alphalutra, stibi try booting with the ftp iso found here
http://www.archlinux.org/~tpowa/newisos … 5-i686.iso
by using noinitrd AND noapic i was able to boot my arch vmware with network.
After running pacman -Syu and a bit of testing i've changed my kernel line to this :
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda2 ro noinitrd noapic
yes, it's listed as piix .
Keep in mind this is the vmware virtual ide chipset (Vmware workstation 188.8.131.52772 ) . The problem may not appear on a physical piix chipset
Hangs for how long? Do you happen to know what controller card you have? piix?
It hangs until the system shuts down after several minutes(no clue why it shuts down) I tried booting from the base cd adding the noapic line, but I still have the problem of my network card not being detected and it not being able to load my keyboard map :evil:
Do you have a coreduo or core2duo prozessor?
Have you tried to turn it off and on again?
No, I have a pentium 3.4 GHz HT processor
Yep, that's the kernel panic it gives.
I've noted one difference between my vm setup and yours :
you are using the vmware scsi drive that vmware gives as default when you choose other linux in making it.
I think it's buslogic or lsilogic .
I removed the scsi drive and replaced it with a standard ide drive after creating but before installing arch in the vm.
the noapic noinitrd combination makes my setup with the vmware ide driver bootable.
I tried another install with the ide drive, and I still have the exact same problems :? Any other ideas, because this is getting really annoying(why won't the stupid school allow linux :twisted: )
Well, i have been planning to make some vmware images for submitting as a virtual appliance for some time.
I'll see if i can make one from my arch vm and test it in vmplayer tomorrow.
- kernel 184.108.40.206-2
- root pw : KISS
- pacman mirror is set to belnet.be
- vmware tools NOT installed