kernel26 184.108.40.206-1 Boot Failure at initrd/initramfs
On 03/18/2010 04:05 AM, lolilolicon wrote:
> On 03/18/10 at 02:17am, David C. Rankin wrote:
>> I just attempted an update which installed kernel26 220.127.116.11-1 on my x86_64
>> box. After the update, the box failed to boot and the boot process stopped at
>> the initrd/initramfs. (I have the slash because I can't remember the exact
>> init----) But it was very early in the boot process. I have checked logs and
>> nothing for this boot attempt was written to the logs. I suspect it was too
>> early in the boot process for logging to be enabled.
>> I have never tried to recover from a failed arch boot before. What's the proper
>> way. Boot with the install cd and chroot your install and either downgrade to
>> the last kernel or try mkinitcpio again?
> You should be able to boot from the fallback image.
> I had this issue once, and the error message was "can't find root
> filesystem in 30 seconds"; what I did for recovering was:
> reboot from fallback image
> add to /etc/mkinitcpio.conf MODULES="ext4"
> mkinitcpio -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/kernel26.img
> reboot from the new image
> since I heard that new kernel had worse performance for ext4 than
> the previous one, and my / was ext4.
> You should also read the mkinitcpio wiki page for more info.
Hmm /boot and / are ext3 and the data drives are ext4. I'll give it a try.
Currently I'm not loading the ext4 module in the mkinitcpio.conf MODULES line.
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