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I've used Ubuntu Server earlier but decided to migrate to ArchLinux. I've followed the beginners guide on the official site, read the wiki and googled but can't seem to find ...
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- 08-03-2011 #1
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- Dec 2010
Installing ArchLinux, can't find partition/root
After selecting my ArchLinux install with Grub it can't find the partition specified for my root. One other partition boots but there is nothing on it so it can't find /sbin/init.
I'll give you the information first and then the error message:
disk/partition# UUID Purpose sda1 7e456a2c-c6b1-4458-a14a-1bd3e14043e5 Storage sdb1 f759577b-b219-438f-972b-73be9b57b633 Storage sdc1 0147f5cb-4501-4bcd-b55e-3bdcf656708b Storage sdd1 704c5080-06e1-4b43-a18a-00d61be4d0c6 Boot sdd2 61399044-f8b4-4904-8a12-c87065a42125 Swap sdd3 760aa8a4-6916-4bbe-a63e-df4885fa7974 Root sdd4 1017ec17-8bde-4afd-a594-144745d9fe71 Home
On sdd1 which is the boot partition I get the following from 'ls -l':
-grub -kernel26-fallback.img -kernel26.img -System.map26 -vmlinuz26
grub menu.lst # (0) Arch Linux title Arch Linux root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/760aa8a4-6916-4bbe-a63e-df4885fa7974 ro initrd /kernel26.img # (1) Arch Linux title Arch Linux Fallback root (hd0,0) kernel /vmlinuz26 root=/dev/sdd3 ro initrd /kernel26-fallback.img
-bin -boot -dev -etc -home -lib -media -mnt -opt -proc -root -sbin -srv -sys -tmp -user -var
In every other case I get the following error:
Waiting 10 seconds for device /dev/disk/by-uuid/760aa8a4-6916-4bbe-a63e-df4885fa7974 ... Root device '/dev/disk/by-uuid/760aa8a4-6916-4bbe-a63e-df4885fa7974' doesn't exist. Attempting to create it. ERROR: Unable to determine major/minor number of root device '/dev/disk/by-uuid/760aa8a4-6916-4bbe-a63e-df4885fa7974'. 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
Any ideas about what my problem/solution is or what more information might be needed? Thanks in advance!
- 08-05-2011 #2
what does blkid report?
if you use root=/dev/sdd3 does the system boot ... is it just uuid that causes a problem?
... it's quite a while since I did a fresh install but I'm sure I was asked as part of the install if boot from USB was required ... did you answer yes to this?