[arch-general] AARG! kinit: cannot open dev(8,7) kernel panic

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Sat May 16 20:59:38 EDT 2009


	I am in a fist-fight with grub again most likely due to /dev/disk/by-uuid and 
I'm losing the battle.

	First, the situation. I'm moving and resizing partitions from an 80G drive to 
a 500G drive. No issues there. The partitions setup is:

/dev/sda1	WinXP
/dev/sda2	Extended
/dev/sda5	/home
/dev/sda6	/
/dev/sda7	swap
/dev/sda8	/boot

	After moving and resizing the partitions windows boot fine and Arch boots 
until it gets to kinit and then throws a kernel panic. I have updated the 
disk/by-uuid labels in /boot/grub/menu.lst and in /etc/fstab, but still the 
kinit error.

	As far as my grub install goes, the system boot to the grub menu and it is 
reading /boot/grub/menu.lst because I can boot XP from the grub menu, but not 
boot Arch.

	Gurus... What to check? Throw a brother a bone.... Where else is the disk 
by-uuid stuff hidden?

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
510 Ochiltree Street
Nacogdoches, Texas 75961
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