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

pyther pyther at pyther.net
Sat May 16 21:13:11 EDT 2009

On Sat, 16 May 2009 19:59:38 -0500, "David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E."
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> Listmates,
> 	I am in a fist-fight with grub again most likely due to
> 	and
> I'm losing the battle.
> 	First, the situation. I'm moving and resizing partitions from an 80G
> 	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
> 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
> kinit error.
> 	As far as my grub install goes, the system boot to the grub menu and it
> 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
> by-uuid stuff hidden?

Try replacing the disk-by-uuid stuff with direct paths to the device nodes
(ex. /dev/sda2, etc). If you can get this to work then start switching back
to disk-by-uuid.


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