I have installed arch with the core iso...
I didn't install grub because i already had it from ubuntu, so I manually added arch's entry to menu.lst in ubuntu...
The thing is, arch starts ok, but it is loaded in read only, and as so I can't do a thing in it
Can anybody help?
title Arch Linux - Don't Panic
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda4 ro
Last edited by Eviltelm (2007-11-02 14:08:43)
I once got a read-only install, but not because of grub. The "ro" in your grub looks fine to me. The mistake I made was actually in /etc/fstab. I accidentally put the word default instead of defaults, and that little typo made my root partition read-only.
my fstab is clean i think, i still haven't configured it but still will check it just to make shure
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Hi, it's fixed
i thought fstab was clean, and it was really clean lol, no '/' mounted there, so / was in read only, it's ok now.
now another question
in fstab there is no swap to mount, should i add it like i have it in ubuntu or is it done automatically?
The swap and / entries should have been there by default, and I'm not sure why its missing in your installation.
/dev/sdXY swap swap defaults 0 0
is what you should be adding for swap.
Thanks, i already used the line in my ubuntu's fstab
I can't use network
the modprobe ipw3945 and then
ERROR: Could not find Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
if I add the module ipw3945 to module and ipw3945d to daemon in rc.conf it will just hang for a few seconds at start and gives that same error!
if i use the wlan0 like this:
wlan_wlan0="wlan0 essid "TiagoNet" key 4625E92CE3"
INTERFACES=(lo eth0 wlan0)
it will say wlan0, timeout after a few seconds too, nad dhcpd wlan0 does the same....
You should probably start a new thread for a new problem.
Can you do "iwconfig" and "ifconfig", to see if you have a wlan0 interface. It seems to me that ipw3945 uses names like ethX (eth1 in my case), as opposed to wlanX.
I don't think that finding the right interface name will not solve your problem, though. It seems to be more upstream, if the module is complaining. Perhaps showing the output of "lspci -vv | grep -i network" would help.
[marc@~] lspci -vv | grep -i network 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02) [marc@~]
Ok, thanks, i will start a new thread later then
Yes, i have already done iwconfig, i have wlan0 as a wireless interface and my lspci | grep 3945 seems to be fine!
EDIT: btw, dmesg | grep 3945, seems to detect channels properly with iwl3945 driver but not with ipw3945
Last edited by Eviltelm (2007-11-01 17:46:39)
yay fixed, iwl driver was messing it up, so removed it, and now i get eth0 in iwconfig and it works
however in ifconfig i also have eth0 as ethernet, can i change things so eth1 for instance can be wireless and eth0 ethernet??
The eth0 you see in ifconfig is the same eth0 you see in iwconfig. I get the same thing on my comp: ifconfig says "Ethernet" beside the interface name, but it is definitely wireless.
My wired connection, eth0, only shows up if the module is loaded (quite rarely). You should make sure your module is loaded, and the interface (I guess it would be eth1) is listed in the INTERFACES array in /etc/rc.conf.
Ok, thanks, i'll try that then
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