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#1 2005-01-29 08:09:04

dtw
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Rescue CD doesn't boot system

I downloaded the 0.7 iso to install Arch on my girlfriends PC.

In an unrelated incident i removed all my linux entries from lilo so i couldn't boot linux, assuming i could simply boot it with the install CD if i needed to.  but i can't.  it says do:

arch root=/dev/discs/discX/partY

so i do

arch root=/dev/discs/disc0/part10

but the disc starts as normal - great!

any suggestions, please?!

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#2 2005-01-29 13:17:22

JGC
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Re: Rescue CD doesn't boot system

Same here, but mounting your system and chrooting in it provides me with all my needs though.

Too bad the cursor is 6 spaces in front of the insert position, very irritating.

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#3 2005-01-29 14:09:03

IceRAM
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Re: Rescue CD doesn't boot system

Doesn't the new release work with the Udev naming convention /dev/sdX (for SATA drives). I have never booted of my hdd when I lost my lilo. I've always chroot-ed and reinstalled lilo.

Unfortunately, the system on the 0.6 install CD does not create /dev/sdX entries, but only /dev/discs/discX/partY, so I always have to change my lilo from /dev/sdX to /dev/discs... and change it back once I get my system working.

Is this somehow fixed in the 0.7 iso?

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#4 2005-01-30 11:51:58

dtw
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Re: Rescue CD doesn't boot system

i had to do:

vmlinuz root=/dev/hda10

but i DID try, before i even posted:

arch root=/dev/hda10

who knew to try vmlinuz?

it's pretty crap it has to be said!  i found that on the wiki!  the instructions on the cd need to be made clearer - even if it is just to say

Try:

arch root=/dev/hdXY
arch root=/dev/discs/discX/partY
vmlinuz root=/dev/hdXY
vmlinuz root=/dev/discs/discX/partY

until you get the right one

tongue

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#5 2005-01-30 15:14:59

IceRAM
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Re: Rescue CD doesn't boot system

Well... I assume you have to try the "kernel_name root=/partition", but I don't know if there's a kernel named "arch" on the Install CD.

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#6 2005-01-31 05:14:42

dtw
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Re: Rescue CD doesn't boot system

The install disc wrote:

arch root=/dev/discs/discX/partY

well, yeah, obviously there is, and it tells you to boot that kernel to rescue your system but you actually had to use vmlinuz it seems

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