I have a x86 based server w/SCSI HD and DVD drive.
Install fails with following.
Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH_201108
ERROR: boot device didn't show up after 30 seconds
Falling back to interactive prompt
You can try to fix the problem manually, logout when you are finished
sh: can't access tty; job contro turned off
I hooked up a IDE DVD drive and using same CD installs OK. Then, once installed, I switch my DVD back to SCSI that failed the install, and guess what? Arch booted from my HD now recognizes the SCSI DVD drive, I can mount it and so on. Looks to me like the install kernel doesn't support my SCSI DVD drive but the installed kernel does.
I need the Arch install to work from the SCSI DVD drive on my system. I'm trying to develop an Arch distro for my particular system, which there are about a dozen of in the field, they all have SCSI DVD and no IDE drives. Will I have to add a SCSI driver to the boot kernel? Or is my problem something else?
I notice there is no /dev/disk/by-label (ther is a /dev/disk/by-id by-label and by-uuid).
I do a:
"[ramfs /]# lsmod | grep sr_mod"
sr_mod 14951 0
cdrom 36329 1 sr_mod
scsi_mod 131482 7 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata,mptspi,mptscsih,scsi_transport_spi
[ramfs /]# lsmod | grep scsi
mptscsih 20040 1 mptspi
mptbase 63459 2 mptspi,pmtscsih
scsi_transport_spi 20059 1 mptspi
scsi_mod 131482 7 sg,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata,mptspi,mptscsih,scsi_stransport_spi
scrath "I notice there is no /dev/disk/by-label (ther is a /dev/disk/by-id by-label and by-uuid)."
Should be: I notice there is no /dev/disk/by-label (there is a /dev/disk/by-id by-path and by-uuid).
I tried using (testbuilds) archlinux-2012.02.22_04-00-01-core-x86_64.iso fixes this problem on my system.
Using this version there was timeout detecting boot device (DVD drive) and LiveCD boots all the way!