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#1 2006-10-19 21:44:27

Dylan103
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Please Help

Ok, this is my first time installing arch, I downloaded the latest .iso, burnt it to a cd at 12x, booted my pc with the cd in, did the auto prepare, installed kernel, installed base packages, installed grub on hda, and restarted, and when GRUB came up, I chose Arch Linux, and an error came up, If i remember correctly it was
"Error 15: File not found"
And above that was something along the lines of
"Arch Linux
Something : (hda0,0)
Something....
initrd : initrd.img"

Please help me as I have no other install cd, and I want arch.
And if possible could somebody give a detailed step, by step on what to do, or if so, I will re-install arch, and do it as you tell me. And if any files need to be edited, please state what part and what i need to edit it to.

Thanks in advanced

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#2 2006-10-19 21:59:32

Linteg
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Re: Please Help

Grub doesn't read hdd:s that way, so if you really have (hda0,0) you should change it to (hd0,0), the error doesn't indicate that though. Other than that, if you have a 2.6-series kernel you need to change initrd.img to either initrd26.img (if you have kernel 2.6.17 or earlier) or kernel26.img (if you have a kernel 2.6.18 ).

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#3 2006-10-19 22:04:02

Dylan103
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Re: Please Help

It was hd0,0 and initrd26.img, I just missed out on putting those in. sorry. So anybody have any idea? Or can tell me how to install it, step by step? I dont need help getting internet or gnome/kde or anything, just so arch runs.

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#4 2006-10-19 22:04:52

noriko
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Re: Please Help

sounds liek ur menu.lst is incorrect ... you may consider editing it from a live cd, the install cd for example... u could also, press 'e' when grub comes up to edit the command, and try to correct the paths...


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#5 2006-10-19 22:06:41

Linteg
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Re: Please Help

Did you install from FTP or from files on a CD?

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#6 2006-10-19 22:18:32

Dylan103
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Re: Please Help

From a cd, could anybody post their menu.lst so I can make mine like that? Single boot, just arch, on auto-prepare.(If it makes a difference)

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#7 2006-10-19 22:19:58

phrakture
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Re: Please Help

Dylan103 wrote:

initrd : initrd.img

The install CDs are quite old.  Change initrd.img to kernel26.img.

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#8 2006-10-19 22:23:09

Dylan103
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Re: Please Help

Ok, So, if I formatted my comp VIA Auto-prepare, installed kernel, than installed the BASE packages, and installed grub, I would install grub to hda(ithink), hda1, hd2,hda3(Not sure about it, but i know theres 4 possibilities), wich one? And then I edit grubs menu.lst and change initrd.img to kernel26.img and thats all?

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#9 2006-10-19 23:20:03

noriko
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Re: Please Help

should be.. but just to be sure incase that doesn't work, i recommend using booting to the install cd ... then mount the partition to which you installed grub, it would've asked you that in the installation..
then simply seeing what files are in the /boot directory..

i.e
(don't bother entering the installer)

mkdir /hd
mount /devhda1 /hd
ls /hd/boot

you should see either kernel26.img (or initrd.img) ...
then just correct it in menu.lst

nano /hd/boot/grub/menu.lst

also, chances are that you simply have the menu.lst entries in the devfs format... these are almost guaranteed to result in failure on recent[?] isos ...

what i mean is ... it may be ... written as .. /dev/discs/disc0/part0 when we need /dev/hda1


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#10 2006-10-20 00:06:21

Dylan103
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Re: Please Help

Here is the error that comes up.

Booting `Arch Linux`
root  (hd0,0)
filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
Kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/hda3 ro acpi=off vga=773
[linuz-bzimage, setup=x1c00, size=0x1a0ac3]
initrd /kernel26.img
Error 15 : File not found

Please help =/

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#11 2006-10-20 00:33:43

Dylan103
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Re: Please Help

Gahh Bump, I need this done tonight.

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#12 2006-10-20 01:11:40

rayjgu3
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Re: Please Help

here is my /boot/grub/menu.lst

# (0) Arch Linux
title  Arch Linux
root   (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sda3 ro vga=773
initrd /boot/kernel26.img

bare in mind arch is on a sata drive hence sda

my $00.02
boot from install cd
at 1st prompt type

vmlinuz  root=/dev/hda3

this should put you into whats installed on hda3
now go into your menu.lst make sure all is correct
either use
nano /boot/grub/menu.lst   or  vi /boot/grub/menu.lst
exit from which ever editor you used then reboot
hopefully all is correct & reboots just fine

or
when you get to grub hit "e" for edit it will bring you to what is entered in /boot/grub/menu.lst  try diffrent stuff till you get it booted once you get in then you better write down what you just did to change menu.lst once your in cause what you did hear does not get saved in menu.lst

hope this helps
dont get too pissed in your struggle remember when dealing with computers you will always win ....just turn it off ....you win

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#13 2006-10-20 02:40:09

lilsirecho
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Re: Please Help

Mebbe the /boot is missing in the kernel26.img line?


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