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Just installed it. No errors in the install. New to this distrubution. When booting I get this: Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda4 Root device '/dev/sda4' doesn't exist. Attempting to ...
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    Error in booting ArchLinux PPC


    Just installed it. No errors in the install. New to this distrubution.

    When booting I get this:

    Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/sda4
    Root device '/dev/sda4' doesn't exist. Attempting to create it.
    ERROR: Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/sda4'.
    You are being dropped to a recovery shell
    type 'exit' to try and continue booting
    /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off

    [ramfs /]# exit
    Trying to continue (this will most likely fail) ..
    error: /dev/sda4: No such file or directory
    ERROR: Unable to determine the file system type of /dev/sda:
    Either it contains no filesystem, an unknown filesystem,
    or more than one valid file system signature was found.

    Try adding
    rootfstype=your_filesystem_type
    to the kernel command line

    You are now being dropped into an emergency shell.
    /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off.




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    It looks simple but I am too rusty to access anything. Please help!

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    Sounds like your GRUB menu.lst is wrong.

    You can find good info on GRUB on the Arch Wiki.

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    I'm not sure that i'm using Grub. i am running it on a Mac g3 32bit. Where is the file and how do I modify the file?
    Last edited by DarbieLove; 05-07-2011 at 02:45 AM.

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    Still same problem

    Same problem going on. I'm using yaboot on the ppc as the bootloader but not sure what's going on.

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    same here
    need help too

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    same here
    Same here what? Are you trying to install on a Mac using its bootloader as the OP indicates (in second post)? Neither you nor the OP give enough information for anyone to realistically give you any assistance. Are you using the Mac bootloader? Did you install the Arch bootloader to its partition? How do you plan to boot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    Same here what? Are you trying to install on a Mac using its bootloader as the OP indicates (in second post)? Neither you nor the OP give enough information for anyone to realistically give you any assistance. Are you using the Mac bootloader? Did you install the Arch bootloader to its partition? How do you plan to boot?
    I'm using Yaboot insatlled to the mac boot partition
    I'm on a g3 ibm apple laptop

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    So if you are using a Yaboot mac bootloader, have you checked whatever boot files it uses to see if there is anything point to your Arch install? I've never used a mac so can't help with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yancek View Post
    So if you are using a Yaboot mac bootloader, have you checked whatever boot files it uses to see if there is anything point to your Arch install? I've never used a mac so can't help with that.
    will try that

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    fstab


    devpst /dev/pst defaults 0 0
    shm /dev/shm tmpfs nodev,nosuid 0 0
    /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom /bootcd iso9660 ro,user,noauto
    /dev/sda3 swap swap defaults 0 0
    /dev/sda4 / ext2 defaults 0 1

    blkid
    /dev/sda2 label="bootstap" type="hfs"
    /dev/sda3 uuid="1304846f-292d-4cf2-9707-e4116e4d6bb" type "swap"
    /dev/sda4 uuid="b233aa39-158f-4120-ac28-691ca83e9550" type ="ext2"

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