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Old 04-24-2004, 10:51 AM   #1
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boot errors

hi there

i have installed arch and everything went fine.

when i choose arch linux in the grub menu it first loads, gets a first FAIL on "mounting root read-only".


Mounting local Filesystems BUSY
warning: cant open /etc/mtab: No such file or directory
mount: cant find / in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab
cant create lock file ....
cant create lock file......

Configuring System Clock BUSY

Removing Leftover Files BUSY
......... read only file system


and then if i wait for about 4 minutes a login comes up:

Arch Linux 0.6 (widget) ((none)) (vc/1)

(none) login:

there i cant login as root (login incorrect)

what have i done ? =(

thanks for help
Old 04-24-2004, 07:35 PM   #2
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I would guess that you are missing your /etc directory in your newly installed system and perhaps much more. I suggest that you write this off as a failed install and install again.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
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i too am in the same boat, sear. does it have something to do with fstab not having my root partition in it?
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whoops, ignore that last post, my bad. But i'm still getting the mtab warning and the mount errors


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