On Fri, Dec 28, 2012 at 11:38:15AM +0100, Rodrigo Rivas wrote:
Do you see the partitions from the emergency shell, doing a `ls /dev/sd*`?
There are no /dev/sd*
Meanwhile I've noticed something new.
Once in the about ten times I tried booting, it actually worked (and systemd seems to be incredibly fast).
In the other cases, there's an oops:
Booting the kernel. :: running early hook [udev] :: running hook [udev] :: Triggering uevents... [ 0.870155] BUG: unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at 00000010 [ .... ] IP [<f81f1240>] pacpi_set_dmamode+0x50/0xa0 [pata_acpi] [ .... ] *pde = 00000000
The same thing can happen when booting from the install media, but it seems less likely (one time in three or four).
Looks like some race condition.
I scanned the BIOS for any relevant options, but the only thing I found was an option to enable/disable 'legacy SATA0 support'. It doesn't seem to make any difference.
Can you paste the contents of the syslinux.cfg file?
I could if you really need it, but it's the unmodified one as installed. I checked it as suggested by the install guide, but didn't find anything to change.