Hello, I have installed arch linux, with the legacy-ide option in the boot, needed to use the right /dev/hda6 partition.
After installing everything, when I boot the new system, I get the next error:
kinit: cannot open root device hda6(3,6)
I think this is because the image is built with some kind of mistake, but I don't know why.
/dev/hda6 is the / partition, then I use /dev/hda5 for /home and /dev/hda8 for swap.
I don't really know why hda6(3,6), where this 3 comes from?
Thank you! I'm really looking forward to run for the very first time archlinux in my laptop.
what kernel are you using? the one from the cd or the latest from repo (126.96.36.199-2)? Did you upgrade before your reboot?
I think this is a 188.8.131.52-2 kernel problem. I am having similar problems aftem last pacman -Syu.
I used the last kernel from repo, I'm doing a network installation.
I'm gonna check if I cant start arch linux with one of the debian kernels...
Last edited by tolano (2007-09-20 21:55:41)
Yes, I got rid of that error using a kernel generated by Debian, but I got further errors loading modules (obviously ) and with the partitions.
there is a kernel problem. Until it is fixed, you can try the previous one.
You can find it here.
http://phraktured.net/archmirror/core/o … pkg.tar.gz for i686 or here
http://phraktured.net/archmirror/core/o … pkg.tar.gz for x86_64.
Install it with pacman -U
Last edited by matersci (2007-09-20 22:21:28)
I had the same problem. I could solve with this:
This ISOs include a small, but nasty bug,
which may lead to a non functional initramdisk,
if you use all defaults suggested by setup.
2 workarounds before installing:
First workaround before entering setup:
mount -t ramfs none /dev
now setup works as it should!
while using setup:
edit /etc/mkinitcpio to not include autodetect in HOOKS= array
1 workaround if you already installed and system doesn't boot:
use the kernel26-fallback.img as initrd in your bootloader
after successfull boot just fix the ramdisk:
mkinitcpio -p kernel26
I apologize for any non functional default initramdisk by using this ISO.