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#1 2013-06-08 00:38:32

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[SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

I'm having a bit of trouble starting up my system after a recent upgrade (6-6-13).  I ran into some issues beforehand with the error

filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem
filesystem: /sbin exists in filesystem

but resolved that by following the steps highlighted on the recent news section on the home page.  I use rEFInd and I get the normal boot menu and everything seems normal, but I get this message when loading up the OS

[FAILED] Failed to mount /boot.
See 'systemctl status boot.mount' for details.
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for Local File Systems.

So I run the command mentioned above and get this

boot.mount - /boot
Loaded: loaded (/etc/fstab)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Fri 2013-06-07 19:30:39 CDT; 2 min 0s ago
Where: /boot
What: /dev/disk/by-uuid/F1E8-4195
Process: 168 ExecMount=/bin/mount /dev/disk/by-uuid/F1E8-4195 /boot -t vfat -o rw,relatime,fmask=0022,dmask=0022,codepage=437,iocharset=iso8859-1,shortname=mixed,errors=remount-ro (code=exited, status=32)

Jun 07 19:30:39 ux31a systemd[1]: boot.mount mount process exited, code=exited status=32
Jun 07 19:30:39 ux31a systemd[1]: Failed to mount /boot
Jun 07 19:30:39 ux31a systemd[1]: Unit boot.mount entered failed state.

I'm still new and getting used to this but it looks like my filesystem is not loading properly (obviously) and I do not know how to resolve my issue.  Any help?  You guys were great helping with my install issues.

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#2 2013-06-08 00:47:19

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

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#3 2013-06-08 01:01:26

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

kaivai wrote:

Hey there!

There have been a few people that ran into issues here with the most recent update. There were some warnings posted on the home page about it under latest news:
https://www.archlinux.org/

@kaivai,
Did you actually read what the OP wrote? Repeating here instructions which the OP already claims to have followed without difficulty is hardly likely to cast much light on the situation.

essentially, you need to move all of your executables to /usr/bin/

This is very bad advice. Do NOT do this. This is not at all what those instructions told you to do and doing this is a good way to break your system.

@somedood,
You say that you resolved the errors by following the instructions. Please explain exactly what you did.

Did you make sure that all of your partitions were mounted before updating?

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#4 2013-06-08 01:05:40

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

Sorry! I read the title and got excited that I could help. I'll edit out that post.

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#5 2013-06-08 01:34:15

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

Edit: moved to https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=164788

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#6 2013-06-08 01:38:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

life_enjoyer, please do not hijack threads, your issue is not the same as OP's so you should create your own thread (and include systemd's boot analysis):
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Fo … _Hijacking


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#7 2013-06-08 01:38:32

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

What you should do is start a thread where you provide relevant information with boot and error messages.  What you should not do is hijack someone else's unrelated thread.

EDIT: 4 seconds behind.

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#8 2013-06-08 01:39:36

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

life_enjoyer wrote:

I am also having issues after the last update. First, I made a mistake of holding back the filesystem package. Because of this (at least I think so) I was having an error that said it could not boot because at boot it said "/sbin/init does not exist". I solved this by upgrading the filesystem package by chrooting from a live arch usb. Now I am having an issue where my system hangs at boot, I believe it is right after systemd runs fsck although I might be wrong. But after maybe 5 minutes it just starts as usual... my ususal boot time is less than a minute. What should I do?

Try systemctl --failed and or examine the journal for clues.

Post fstab. Are all of the disks referred to there available when you boot? If systemd can't find them, it will basically wait until it times out and I think that's about 5 minutes and then it will continue booting (assuming it isn't missing anything critical, of course).

EDIT: Oops. Too tired. Didn't realise this had been hijacked. As above, please post the information in a new thread.

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#9 2013-06-08 02:02:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

sorry for the hijack...


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#10 2013-06-08 05:35:18

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

essentially, you need to move all of your executables to /usr/bin/

This is very bad advice. Do NOT do this. This is not at all what those instructions told you to do and doing this is a good way to break your system.

Did you make sure that all of your partitions were mounted before updating?

I did not move my executables even though it told me to on the home page.  I ran

pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash
pacman -S bash
pacman -Su

and all my partitions were mounted at the time of boot.  Maybe the problem is the fact that I am still new to Arch and this is the first time I've performed an update involving some major system components.  Does that help at all?

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#11 2013-06-08 06:29:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

No: it should have gone smoothly. Please pastebin your EFI config and your mkinitcpio.conf.


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#12 2013-06-08 15:56:03

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

efibootmgr

BootCurrent: 0001
Timeout: 2 seconds
BootOrder: 0001,0000
Boot0000* rEFInd
Boot0001* rEFInd

cat /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

(this is everything that is uncommented in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf)

MODULES=""
BINARIES=""
FILES=""
HOOKS="base udev autodetect modconf block filesystems keyboard fsck"

I do not know if it helps at all to say this but when I startup in emergency mode my root (/) and home (/home) partitions are already mounted but my boot partition (/boot) is not automatically mounted and I can boot a live usb to manually mount it and see that it is still intact.

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#13 2013-06-08 16:18:27

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

Would you post your /etc/fstab and the output of ls -l /dev/disk/by-uuid  ??


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#14 2013-06-08 20:29:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

Try adding vfat to your modules line and regenerating your initrd.


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#15 2013-06-08 20:55:06

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

jasonwryan wrote:

Try adding vfat to your modules line and regenerating your initrd.

I came to this conclusion myself after I dug a little deep using the error messages I was getting.  My next step was going to be downgrading my kernel version however I would like to learn how to add a module instead of the other option.  Is there a page I can look at to do this or can you show me how?

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#16 2013-06-08 21:05:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

The man page (mkinticpio.conf) or the wiki page have the details. Essentially, the modules line is just a list of the modules you want to have loaded in yout initrd, in this case:

MODULES="vfat"

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#17 2013-06-08 21:05:47

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

Can you post efibootmgr -v and refind.conf, refind_linux.conf if the suggestion above doesn't fix it?


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#18 2013-06-09 06:24:50

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

I'm happy to say that I was able to successfully boot thanks to some research into the Arch boot sequence and adding MODULES="vfat" to my /etc/mkinitcpio.conf!  I ran

mkinitcpio -p linux

to create the initramfs-linux.img and initramfs-linux-fallback.img in my /boot directory.  I tried to reboot, however it did not work because I did not have what rEFInd needed to boot successfully.  I then ran

cp /boot/vmlinuz-linux /boot/EFI/arch/vmlinuz-arch.efi
cp /boot/initramfs-linux.img /boot/EFI/arch/initramfs-arch.img
cp /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img /boot/EFI/arch/initramfs-arch-fallback.img

to place the images and the kernel in my rEFInd directory so that rEFInd could find those things in order to boot successfully.  So basically I had the right files in the wrong place! tongue

Anyways, thanks for all the help everyone!  The Arch community is great when noobs like me get stuck! 

One more small question from me... I'm supposed to mark the topic as SOLVED when it is in fact solved.  How do I change the title of this topic?  Thanks tongue

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#19 2013-06-09 06:53:06

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Re: [SOLVED] Cannot startup properly after recent pacman -Syu

You can edit your first post and prepend it to the title.

Good to hear you got it sorted.


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