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Old 12-13-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
hakkthan
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Installation failure at Archlinux


Hi everybody!!
I am very newby here!!!
I am running in Linux Kubuntu for one year now and i decided to install
Arch linux to my desktop pc (Kubuntu is in my laptop). I make the installation i fix the GRub menu.list files so now i have dual boot system
WinXP and arch linux.
The problem is that Arch do not boot at all. When i choose Arch linux at the Grub list after some seconds (loading) it gives me the above message
...
no filesystem could mount root, tried:
Kernel panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)
...
Let me say that the root device is /dev/sda3
Any answers would be very helpful to me
Thank in advance everyone
 
Old 12-13-2007, 02:28 PM   #2
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The cause of the problem is probably described in the 10 or so messages ahead of the kernel panic message. Could you post those messages here?

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Old 12-13-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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did you check the md5sum of the downloaded iso files
I could just be a corrupted CD problem.
 
Old 12-14-2007, 11:43 AM   #4
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So here i am again
The lines you asked me are above:
io scheduler deadline registered
io scheduler cfq registered (default)
Isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
Isapnp: No plug & play device found
serial: 8250/16550 driver $revision: 1.9 $ 4 ports.IRZ sharing disabled
serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
serial8250: ttyS2 at I/O 0x3e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
00:0a:ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
00:0b:ttyS2 at I/O 0x3e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
RAMDISK driver initialized:16 RAM disks of 16384K size 1024 blocksize
loop:module loaded
input:Macintosh mouse button emulation as /class/input/input0
PNP:PS/2 Controller [PNP0303:PS2K,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
serio:i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
serio:i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
mice:PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
input:AT Translated Set 2 keyboard as /class/input/input1
TCP cubic registered
NET:Registered protocol family 1
NET:Registered protocol family 17
Using IPI No;Shortcuts mode
List of all partitions:
No filesystem could mount root,tried:
Kernel panic - not synching:VFS:Unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(0,0)

Those are all the lines i can see in my monitor
 
Old 12-14-2007, 01:30 PM   #5
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In your first message you said:

"Let me say that the root device is /dev/sda3"

Then in the error messages You get:

List of all partitions:
No filesystem could mount root,tried:

So grub found the kernel on the / partition OK (or /boot if you have a seperate /boot partition) and loaded the kernel. Then the kernel could not find any partitions at all. In particular it needed to mount the / partition which is /dev/sda3.

I would say that the problem is most likely a messed up /etc/fstab file or possibly a messed up /boot/grub/menu.lst file. I suggest that you boot a rescue CD and take a look at /boot/grub/menu.lst and /etc/fstab.

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Old 12-15-2007, 11:14 AM   #6
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So guys because i am not so good in linux i decided to reinstall Arch in ext3 fs. I did it and the system works just fine. I install the kde with
pacman -S kde
after the installation i am running
nano /etc/rc.conf
and make the corrections below
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng !hotplug hwd !pcmcia network netfs crond dbus hal kdm)
Do i have to correct anything else somewhere to start Kde automatically every time i boot arch?

The instructions for the installation is here
http://www.insomnia.gr/vb3/showthread.php?t=162575
If anybody knows that something is wrong in this "Howto" i will be very happy to inform me!
Thank you very much all of you guys for helping me!!
 
  


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