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#1 2013-01-18 11:38:36

TK
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[SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

Hi all!

First of all, I want to tell you, that I'm pretty new to Arch and I'm loving it.
But there is one problem that occurs, sometimes when I'm booting into
Arch. And this is really driving me nuts. I've searched around on google
and on this great forum, but I didn't find any similar topic.

I enabled the output of systemd while booting and it starts freezing
when it comes to the fsck of the device dev/sda3. The last point
the output shows is, that it reached the target swap.

I tried to figure out what's next point in the boot order and I'm pretty
sure that there is an issue with the sda3 partition. But the point
I really don't understand is, that sometimes the system boots without
an incidence.

I'm not so sure which logs you guys want to see and I don't want to spam
with irrelevant logs. Even if i nearly exclude it as an Error, i'll post the fstab:

# <file system> <dir>   <type>  <options>       <dump>  <pass>
tmpfs                      /tmp    tmpfs   nodev,nosuid    0       0
/dev/sdb1               /           ext4      rw,relatime,data=ordered        0 1
/dev/sdb3               /home  ext4      defaults,noatime        0 2
UUID=ce5d83e9-1e2e-47e2-9077-f19a9dd7f1c7       none            swap            defaults        0 0

Thanks for all responses or ideas

TK

Last edited by TK (2013-01-21 21:18:43)

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#2 2013-01-18 11:45:33

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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

When everything seems right and the boot sequence is completed successfully, what is the output of 'fdisk -l'?

Edit: You may want to check 'journalctl -b'. By the way, your Arch installation is on device sdb, and the boot sequence stops on sda, right?

Last edited by bohoomil (2013-01-18 11:49:06)


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#3 2013-01-18 12:05:40

TK
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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

Thanks for the fast answer, that was pretty quick.

I was able to reproduce the error at startup and the output was:

[OK] Activated swap /dev/disk/dy-uuid/ce5...
[OK] Reached target swap
[OK] Reached target Sound Card
--- break of ca. 1.5 minutes --
[TIME] Timed out wating for device dev-sdb3.device
[Depend] Dependency failed for /home
[Depend] Dependency failed for Local File System

So it's actually the sdb3 partition and there is no problem
with the boot sequence. Furthermore the output 'fdisk -l' is
empty and I'm not able to find the error in the 'journalctl -b'.

Tk

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#4 2013-01-18 12:48:06

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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

You have to precede fdisk with sudo to see the output. wink Besides, you can comment or remove the tmpfs entry from your fstab as it is not needed anymore.

Can you see any errors when you run systemctl? If you do, run

systemctl --status failed.service

to inspect the details.

Were I you, I would unify the device naming, i.e. use UUID in both /etc/fstab and grub.cfg (if you are using GRUB) to avoid problems. You'll find out the necessary values with 'blkid' command.

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#5 2013-01-18 13:54:28

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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

I don't think you should have "defaults" for swap in fstab. I don't think this is causing the problem but I think it is not correct. (I have "sw" though I'm not sure looking at the man page where this is from but the options listed as "defaults" don't look right for swap.)

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#6 2013-01-18 16:44:14

TK
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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

bohoomil wrote:

You have to precede fdisk with sudo to see the output.

Well, I also had the feeling I was doing something wrong, sorry my fault wink

At least I learned for what the BBCodes stands for...
Did I mentioned I'm pretty new to this whole Forum thing ... smile?

Over the weekend I'm not able to work at my Pc, so I will probably try your suggestions
sunday evening.

Thanks for fast answers. I will give you an answer as soon as possibly.

Hope you'll have a nice WE.

TK

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#7 2013-01-21 15:48:39

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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

Hey guys,

sorry, I'm a little bit late for sunday evening wink...

Well the output of the fdisk -l is:

Disk /dev/sda: 1000.2 GB, 1000204886016 bytes, 1953525168 sectors
Units = Sektoren of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x638ed8df

   Gerät  boot.     Anfang        Ende     Blöcke   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *        2048   327682047   163840000    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
/dev/sda2       327682048  1953521663   812919808    7  HPFS/NTFS/exFAT

Disk /dev/sdb: 163.9 GB, 163927522816 bytes, 320170943 sectors
Units = Sektoren of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x0009150d

   Gerät  boot.     Anfang        Ende     Blöcke   Id  System
/dev/sdb1   *          63    68356574    34178256   83  Linux
/dev/sdb2        68356575    76164164     3903795   82  Linux Swap / Solaris
/dev/sdb3        76164165   320170942   122003389   83  Linux

And the other command bohoomil suggested:

bohoomil wrote:

systemctl --status failed.service


doesn't work, because it's an unkown option. Also

systemctl status failed.service

gives an error : No such file or directory.


Thanks for any further help, you guys are great smile

TK

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#8 2013-01-21 16:07:51

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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

I suggest you avoid using kernel names. The fact that you're seeing this only intermittently shows that it's causing problems. Use labels or UUIDs in fstab, not node names like /dev/sda3.

Using my own fstab as an example...

#
# /etc/fstab: static file system information
#

# Corsair F80 (80G)
LABEL=CorsairF80-boot     /boot           ext3      noatime,nodev,noexec                       0 2

# WDC Caviar Black (2TB)
LABEL=CaviarBlack-home    /home           ext4      defaults,relatime,x-systemd.automount      0 2
LABEL=Gluttony            /mnt/Gluttony   ext4      nodev,noatime,x-systemd.automount          0 2

# Seagate Barracuda (1TB)
LABEL=Haven               /mnt/Haven      ext4      nodev,noatime,x-systemd.automount          0 2

/mnt/Haven/packages       /srv/nfs/pkgs   none      defaults,bind                              0 0
/mnt/Haven/vmscripts      /srv/nfs/vmbin  none      defaults,bind                              0 0

Labels can only changes if you specifically change them, or reformat the partition, and wont' randomly change on reboot.

You can find the labels and UUIDs for the devices using blkid -- make sure to run it as root.

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#9 2013-01-21 21:17:34

TK
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Re: [SOLVED] dev-sda3.device timed out

I set the UUIDs in fstab like mentioned above.
It seems that the problem is gone.
I've rebooted several times and the system didn't freeze.

Thanks guys, this is a great forum and a great community smile

Best regards,

Tk

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