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#1 2013-03-21 17:42:24

cliffordsr
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[SOLVED]Boot Problems

Hello, second post (and probably more to come tongue). Now I'm having problems with booting. I get the following error after selecting Arch in rEFInd:
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If I type 'exit' it boots fine, but it's a little frustrating adding 10 sec to my boot (which is normally about 5: running Arch on an SSD is awesome!). I think it might be a problem with my refind.conf but I'm not sure what it could be. I'm dual booting Arch and Windows 8, and I'm using KDE. The partition /dev/sda5 is my root (I can post a complete list of partitions if it is needed).

Thanks for any help,
Cliff

Last edited by cliffordsr (2013-03-22 06:36:04)

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#2 2013-03-21 17:53:02

kotus
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Registered: 2013-03-20
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

it seems like kernel can't find your root partition on /dev/sda5, maybe you should define your partitions with UUID in grub instead of /dev/sdX
if is like I think it is, put a "#" in front of line "GRUB_DISABLE_LINUX_UUID=true" in /etc/default/grub and do sudo "grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg"
I thnk this should do it

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#3 2013-03-21 18:10:33

cliffordsr
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

I'm not using GRUB, I'm booting off a EFIstub. Is there a way to do what you said for that?
Thanks,
Cliff

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#4 2013-03-21 20:09:18

WonderWoofy
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

You can still specify your partition with uuid or label. (ie. root=UUID=<xxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxxx> or root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/xxxxxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxxxxxx)

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#5 2013-03-21 21:44:42

cliffordsr
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

Where would I write that?

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#6 2013-03-21 22:46:37

s1ln7m4s7r
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

It depends, refind_linux.conf if you are you using kernel autodetection, or refind.conf when using manual configuration.

Last edited by s1ln7m4s7r (2013-03-21 22:53:02)

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#7 2013-03-21 22:51:47

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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

I think you just have a superfluous slash in your root= declaration on the kernel command line. At the rEFInd menu, press insert (may need to press it twice if the first time just opens a submenu for you) and remove it, and see if that allows you to boot.

To clarify, /dev/sda5/ should be /dev/sda5 (note the lack of a trailing slash).

EDIT: if you do boot correctly, make sure to make the change permanent in your conf file.

Last edited by WorMzy (2013-03-21 22:56:07)


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#8 2013-03-21 23:00:40

cliffordsr
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

Went into my refind_linux.conf file and changed the labels (/dev/sda5) to uuids, and didnt work, so I changed them back and suddenly everything magically worked. Looking back on it, it was almost definitely what WorMzy said, and I corrected it when I changed the conf back to using labels. Thanks!
-Cliff

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#9 2013-03-22 04:09:38

WonderWoofy
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Re: [SOLVED]Boot Problems

Please mark the thread as [Solved] then by editing the first post and adding it to the title.

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