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    Unhappy Pacman and miscellaneous problems...

    I ran pacman to update my system the other day and ran into some problems afterward. First, my system overheated so I had to restart, after restarting, GRUB gave me "Error 15: File not found." I resolved this but now I still get:
    No filesystem cound mount root, tried:
    Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

    I'm not sure how to fix this but in the mean time I was able to boot into Linux via an install cd and by typing "arch root=/dev/sda2 noinitrd ro". After getting back into Arch, I did a pacman -Suf to finish installing the updates, which didn't complete from before. However, my ethernet adapter no longer shows up. I tried /etc/rc.d/network start and it just gives me ":: Starting Network [FAIL]".

    My system is pretty jacked up after doing pacman but if anyone can help me resolve some of this, it'd be greatly appreciated!

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    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    For the networking, it could be one of many issues. Check your rc.conf and make sure the network settings are good. Also, check /etc/conf.d/ and make sure the settings are okay with some of the scripts there (network, dhcpcd...).

    Did you upgrade any network related packages? You could downgrade some of them.

    Have you modified anything else or did you just update?

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    Linux User ImNeat's Avatar
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    Feb 2006
    N. America
    Just as a recommendation, you should
    pacman -Syu
    to upgrade, or
    pacman Sy app
    to install.

    Only force an install/upgrade if you absolutely have to.
    10" Sony Vaio SRX99P 850MHz P3-M 256MB RAM 20GB HD : ArchLinux
    14" Dell Inspiron 1420N 2GHz Core2Duo 2GB RAM 160GB HD : Xubuntu

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    The issue seems to be that you havent read the new upgrade guide. If your on a Intel based chipset you need to edit menu.lst and change all hda devs to sda. then in fstab do the same accordingly. Just a note read before you update to avoid similair issues!!!!

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