You are not logged in.

#1 2013-04-21 15:40:41

rstadmin
Member
Registered: 2007-01-08
Posts: 13

Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

Hi everyone,

I installed Arch on flash drive. It boots correctly if I insert it straight to my computer's USB port, but fails in very first stage when I use USB hub. I've tried to add some modules to initramfs, but nothing's changed.

Any ideas how to make it work?

Offline

#2 2013-04-21 15:44:28

hadrons123
Member
From: chennai
Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

rstadmin wrote:

Hi everyone,

I installed Arch on flash drive. It boots correctly if I insert it straight to my computer's USB port, but fails in very first stage when I use USB hub. I've tried to add some modules to initramfs, but nothing's changed.

Any ideas how to make it work?

What is the very first stage you refer to?


LENOVO Y 580 IVYBRIDGE 660M NVIDIA
Unix is user-friendly. It just isn't promiscuous about which users it's friendly with. - Steven King

Offline

#3 2013-04-21 15:54:33

ewaller
Administrator
From: Pasadena, CA
Registered: 2009-07-13
Posts: 12,390

Re: Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

Is it a self powered hub?  Is there anything else plugged into the hub?
One guess is that the device is being starved of power.


Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature -- Michael Faraday
Like you, I have no idea what you are doing, but I am pretty sure it is wrong...Jasonwryan
----
How to Ask Questions the Smart Way

Offline

#4 2013-04-21 19:58:36

rstadmin
Member
Registered: 2007-01-08
Posts: 13

Re: Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

hadrons123 wrote:

What is the very first stage you refer to?

Just after loading initramfs hooks, I believe...
It acts the same way as incorrect "root" parameter in bootloader configuration.

It's self powered hub and flash drive is the only one which is connected.

Last edited by rstadmin (2013-04-24 06:18:31)

Offline

#5 2013-04-24 06:18:39

rstadmin
Member
Registered: 2007-01-08
Posts: 13

Re: Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

I think it's something with modules. Which modules are responsible for usb hub support ?

Last edited by rstadmin (2013-04-24 06:20:23)

Offline

#6 2013-04-24 06:37:31

hadrons123
Member
From: chennai
Registered: 2011-10-07
Posts: 1,249

Re: Arch on USB. Fails if using USB Hub

since the release of the latest mkinitcpio the block hook does all the heavylifting. So its not the modules..


LENOVO Y 580 IVYBRIDGE 660M NVIDIA
Unix is user-friendly. It just isn't promiscuous about which users it's friendly with. - Steven King

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB