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#1 2012-11-08 12:13:07

kilmister
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Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

Hi guys,

when I boot Arch Linux, it boots fine in some cases, and then in other cases it doesn't. The kernel messages are always the same (note also the times in seconds):

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He doesn't find /dev/sda1, which is my root partition. I use UUIDs in my /etc/fstab, I'm not sure if that plays a role.

Those 30-second-waiting-periods shown in the image do not occur when he boots fine.

Does anyone know where I can begin searching for the error? I don't even know if it's a software or hardware issue.

Last edited by Inxsible (2012-11-08 20:01:29)

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#2 2012-11-08 12:30:35

dontbugme
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Re: Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

I have a very similar problem that appeared after a recent update - https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1189688. The log output is very similar too.

Last edited by dontbugme (2012-11-08 12:31:17)

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#3 2012-11-08 12:34:52

kilmister
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Re: Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

dontbugme wrote:

Tried to boot latest Arch iso, it can't mount /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH...:

Waiting 30 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-label/ARCH...

In /dev I have sda but no sda1, sda2 etc.

You say this in your other thread. The same happens for me. The iso on a USB stick can't mount itself and the boot procedure just hangs there. Other isos on the same USB stick (I tried Ubuntu) boot fine.

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#4 2012-11-08 13:54:03

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Re: Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

I fixed my problem (see the other thread), perhaps it could help you too.

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#5 2012-11-08 17:15:02

kilmister
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Re: Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

Alright, thanks! I downloaded the two packages here:
http://arm.konnichi.com/2012/10/22/core/os/x86_64/

Will reboot a few times later today and report back in smile

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#6 2012-11-08 20:02:06

Inxsible
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Re: Booting fails in about 60% of the cases, can't find root device

kilmister, please use thumbnails only when posting images


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