I did an install yesterday and i too had / mounted as read only (syslinux)
I triple boot and Arch is on HDD3 so i use Sabayons grub to boot into arch
, after messin with the fstab it was all good , is this another new
"feature of Arch" ? seems there's more spanners flying than at a
scaffolders convention of late , still i enjoy the challenge .
On 20 September 2012 09:02, Jude DaShiell <email@example.com> wrote:
> I neglected to mention when I did a genfstab I used genfstab -p -L /mnt
> > /mnt/etc/fstab in all installation attempts. One thing not explained
> on the beginners guide is what does labels buy you as opposed to what
> does uid's buy you with genfstab. Also, I did learn syslinux does not
> support xfs the root of the disk could not be found whenever I used xfs.
> Grub-legacy I think is gone and grub-bios didn't work and neither did
> lilo. I can try more things later but not without some suggestions and
> sighted assistance to tell me what the next failing boot screen
> On Tue, 18 Sep 2012, David C. Rankin wrote:
> > On 09/18/2012 03:53 AM, P .NIKOLIC wrote:
> > > On Tue, 18 Sep 2012 03:47:26 -0400 (EDT)
> > > Jude DaShiell<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > >Whenever does an install of archlinux, they also do a big update so
> > > > >it's safe to say I got nailed by this problem too. I'm not going to
> > > > >dismiss out of hand the probability that util-linux is at fault, but
> > > > >when I tried the installs this past weekend I suspected mkinitcpio
> > > > >perhaps syslinux-install_update might be at fault. However if in
> > > > >this update process neither of those utilities were used, then both
> > > > >of them are cleared. It seems when util-linux finishes running
> > > > >install or update it fails to set the sticky bits on partitions and
> > > > >lesser components in the linux file system at least in ext4 which is
> > > > >what I used to try the installs this past weekend in line with the
> > > > >installation guide on the archlinux wiki.
> > > HUmmmm you got me wondering now that could well be both partitions
> > > that have the problem are ext4 why i did not change them to my more
> > > normal XFS i dont know ..
> > >
> > > I may have to back a lot up and rebuild but this time i will let my
> > > normal hate of the entire EXT file system rule and go XFS never been
> > > let down there ..
> > >
> > > Pete .
> > >
> > >
> > Pete,
> > I have run Arch on several filesystems and I've been lucky I guess.
> > Currently on this box, I have ext3, ext4 and reiser (old SuSE 10.0
> > This box has been running since mid-2009 and updates are usually weekly
> > (sometimes I go a couple of weeks if I can't risk a break due to
> workload) I
> > have not had any of the mount ro weirdness even after several
> > updates. The current partitions I have are:
> > /dev/sdc5 on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
> > /dev/sdc7 on /home type ext4 (rw,relatime,data=ordered)
> > /dev/sda2 on /mnt/pv type reiserfs (rw,relatime)
> > /dev/sdb2 on /mnt/win type fuseblk
> (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime,user_id=0,group_i d=0,default_permissions,allow_other,blksize=4096)
> > I don't know what is doing it in your case, but it seems like we
> should be
> > able to figure out where mount ro/rw logic for the resides (I picture
> > something like the following buried somewhere):
> > if [conditional]; then
> > mount -o rw [whatever]
> > else
> > mount -o ro [whatever]
> > fi
> > I suspect this may be complicated by the fact that mounting (or
> > takes place in several different places/processes during the boot.
> > familiar with this off-hand or any idea where Pete might look to rule-in
> > rule-out the different parts of boot that could effect this? Sorry I
> > have more, I just haven't had the need to dissect the boot mount process
> > that level before...
> > I guess you are just lucky
> jude <email@example.com>
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