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#1 2007-09-20 21:44:20

tolano
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Registered: 2007-09-20
Posts: 9

Error booting after installing

Hello, I have installed arch linux, with the legacy-ide option in the boot, needed to use the right /dev/hda6 partition.
After installing everything, when I boot the new system, I get the next error:

kinit: cannot open root device hda6(3,6)

I think this is because the image is built with some kind of mistake, but I don't know why.
/dev/hda6 is the / partition, then I use /dev/hda5 for /home and /dev/hda8 for swap.

I don't really know why hda6(3,6), where this 3 comes from?

Thank you! I'm really looking forward to run for the very first time archlinux in my laptop.

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#2 2007-09-20 21:54:00

matersci
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From: Hellas
Registered: 2006-01-19
Posts: 157

Re: Error booting after installing

what kernel are you using? the one from the cd or the latest from repo (2.6.22.6-2)? Did you upgrade before your reboot?

I think this is a 2.6.22.6-2 kernel problem. I am having similar problems aftem last pacman -Syu.

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#3 2007-09-20 21:54:55

tolano
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Registered: 2007-09-20
Posts: 9

Re: Error booting after installing

I used the last kernel from repo, I'm doing a network installation.
I'm gonna check if I cant start arch linux with one of the debian kernels...

Last edited by tolano (2007-09-20 21:55:41)

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#4 2007-09-20 22:05:42

tolano
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Registered: 2007-09-20
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Re: Error booting after installing

Yes, I got rid of that error using a kernel generated by Debian, but I got further errors loading modules (obviously ) and with the partitions.

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#5 2007-09-20 22:20:49

matersci
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From: Hellas
Registered: 2006-01-19
Posts: 157

Re: Error booting after installing

there is a kernel problem. Until it is fixed, you can try the previous one.
You can find it here.
http://phraktured.net/archmirror/core/o … pkg.tar.gz for i686 or here
http://phraktured.net/archmirror/core/o … pkg.tar.gz for x86_64.


Install it with pacman -U

Last edited by matersci (2007-09-20 22:21:28)

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#6 2007-09-21 21:43:59

Hinux
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Registered: 2007-08-26
Posts: 9

Re: Error booting after installing

I had the same problem. I could solve with this:

This ISOs include a small, but nasty bug,
which may lead to a non functional initramdisk,
if you use all defaults suggested by setup.

2 workarounds before installing:
First workaround before entering setup:
mount -t ramfs none /dev
/etc/start_udev
now setup works as it should!
Second workaround:
while using setup:
edit /etc/mkinitcpio to not include autodetect in HOOKS= array

1 workaround if you already installed and system doesn't boot:
use the kernel26-fallback.img as initrd in your bootloader
after successfull boot just fix the ramdisk:
mkinitcpio -p kernel26

I apologize for any non functional default initramdisk by using this ISO.

greetings
tpowa

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