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#1 2024-06-27 17:15:45

kratos405
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Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

while booting up following err occurs
error:
A start job is running for /dev/disk/by-uuid/<uuid> (1min 10s / 1min 30s)

So, its been a while since i started using arch which is my first distro.
Everytime I've installed arch, I always had windows preinstalled in another partition.
The problem arise when i do the opposite.
If arch is already installed and i try to install windows or kali this time around, their setup shennanigans mess up arch somehow and i get this error every time.

fstab - only has 4 entries - boot, swap, root, home
backed up boot dir and setted it up again from scratch, nothing changed happened!!
this happens every time i install another os and arch is already installed
help plss

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#2 2024-06-27 17:17:43

kratos405
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Re: Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

another thing i remembered, a few months back, same thing happened when i just did something with audio (i dont remember correctly but i think i switched to pipewire)

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#3 2024-06-27 20:30:24

cryptearth
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Re: Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

please provide the output of

lsblk -f
cat /etc/fstab

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#4 2024-06-27 20:43:31

kratos405
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Re: Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

alright, thanks to these commands u suggested i figured it out
the partition uuids changed since i installed kali and it formatted swap again
thank you its solved now

just now, i tried generating fstab again using arch-install-scripts genfstab command
buy it messed the entire system smile

> sudo genfstab -U / > /etc/fstab

then i did the same thing from archiso (i always keep a flash drive, just in case i mess something up)
mounted all 4 partitions, then
> genfstab -U /mnt > /mnt/etc/fstab

and it worked

whats happening here?
both / (in case of installed os) and /mnt (in case of archiso) refrence to the same partition
then y this unexpected behaviour, or am i missing something ??

Last edited by kratos405 (2024-06-27 21:09:27)

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#5 2024-06-27 21:23:49

seth
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Re: Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

but it messed the entire system

How? What was the resulting fstab?

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#6 2024-06-27 21:51:27

kratos405
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Re: Unknown error stalls arch boot for 90s

the uuids didn't match

edit: i forgot to save the messed up fstab, but since i matched uuids, home and swap were different.

what happened was, i ran genfstab, immediately rebooted but it messed mounting of swap and home, now system booted in LUI mode as root
after that i immediately went to the livecd

Last edited by kratos405 (2024-06-27 22:03:18)

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