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#1 2011-07-16 23:17:29

platnicat
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Registered: 2011-07-16
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iBook G3 Root Not Mounting

I have an iBook G3 upon which I just installed ArchPPC (http://archlinuxppc.org), but I have a bit of an issue. It boots up just fine, until it reaches the point when it mounts the phylical root partition under /new_root in the initrd. At that point, it prints:

<code>
Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda3 ...
Root device '/dev/sda3' doesn't exist. Attempting to create it.
ERROR: Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/sda3'.
</code>

It then drops me into a ramfs recovery shell. I've run an ls on /dev, and there are no disks listed at all. My root partition is indeed /dev/sda3, and it's ext3, so that shouldn't be the issue. I'm also using the default kernel26-pmac package, which generated an initrd for me... I'm wondering if there's a module I need in my initrd?

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#2 2011-07-17 00:02:13

jasonwryan
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Re: iBook G3 Root Not Mounting

Moving to Other Architectures


Arch + dwm   •   Mercurial repos  •   Github

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#3 2011-09-12 06:59:10

kahlil88
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Re: iBook G3 Root Not Mounting

I ran into this problem -- had to chroot from the install disc and add pata_macio to the modules section of mkinitcpio.conf then reinstall the kernel

Last edited by kahlil88 (2011-09-16 23:52:30)


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#4 2011-10-30 22:53:50

poiuyt23
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Registered: 2011-10-12
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Re: iBook G3 Root Not Mounting

This worked for my clamshell G3

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