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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby Koti on Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:06 am

Husse wrote:I hope this helps
http://www.linuxmint.com/wiki/index.php ... annot_boot
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I definitely think this helps for your problems wight


Thx , That's just what was needed added the UUID# instead of dev/sda7 and no more 10 reboot roulette. :mrgreen:

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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby wickedlester on Sun Jul 20, 2008 10:08 am

Hi, hope it is okay if I add an opinion here. While the uuid solution works, I hate to see all those letters and numbers in my menu.lst and fstab. I give all my drives a label and then, for example, in fstab I do something like this

/dev/disk/by-label/storage /media/storage ntfs-3g defaults 0 0

and then in menu.lst I will do the same like this for the kernel line

/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.24-16-generic root=/dev/disk/by-label/mint ro quiet splash

You can see which partitions have a label with this command

ls -lF /dev/disk/by-label

and you can give your partitions labels using these commands

* swap: Create a new swapspace like this: mkswap -L <label> /dev/XXX
* ext2/ext3: e2label /dev/XXX <label>
* reiserfs: reiserfstune -l <label> /dev/XXX
* jfs: jfs_tune -L <label> /dev/XXX
* xfs: xfs_admin -L <label> /dev/XXX
* fat/vfat: mlabel /dev/XXX:<label> or change it using Windows.
* ntfs: ntfslabel /dev/XXX <label> or change it using Windows.

This info comes from archlinux wiki
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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby Husse on Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:10 pm

I fully agree - but this is to take it one step further and I don't want to go "too far" because that may even seem intimidating to the "mor or less" newbie - that said I don't know the status of the people in this topic
I suppose the labels were storage and mint - you did not say and it immediately becomes confusing
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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby wickedlester on Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:30 pm

Ya, sorry to confuse you Husse, that was the reason I linked to the wiki article at archlinux wiki. It goes into a little more detail. Really, I wasn't suggesting people do it this way instead of the uuid way. I just prefer this way and thought maybe a few others might.
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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby Husse on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:04 pm

I just prefer this way and thought maybe a few others might.

Fred among them, perhaps me .... but I'm to lazy/have to much to do with Mint - pick an alternative :)
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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby Husse on Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:48 am

I think I should just add that I installed the XFCE beta - first a failed attempt in sda10 and then in sda8 and the UUID did not change
This is contrary to what I remembered from earlier occasions but then I may have changed size of some partition too
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Re: failing boot: initramfs

Postby DSpencer on Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:15 pm

With reference to the original query:
Try adding the entry "acpi=off" to the kernel options.
That's what I had to do to even get the LiveCD to boot, as well as to boot the installed system.
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