[arch-general] Installing to RAID .. cannot reboot
chrissakalis at gmail.com
Thu Jun 21 15:57:56 EDT 2012
On Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:39 PM, D. R. Evans <doc.evans at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry for the stupid question, but do you rebuild the init ram image
>> after changing your mkinitcpio.conf ?
> I don't understand the question, so it's not at all stupid. I'm just following
> the instructions on the wiki. The wiki says to edit mkinitcpio.conf
> immediately prior to the reboot, so that's what I'm doing. It doesn't mention
> any need to rebuild an image (nor how to do it).
> Web: http://www.sff.net/people/N7DR
On the wiki, it does not mention anything about rebuilding your
initramfs, because mkinitcpio is called automatically by the installer
after the configuration phase. However:
mkinitcpio.conf is read by the mkinitcpio utility in order to create
the initial ramdisk image. Essentially, it's a bunch of stuff needed
by the kernel before the root filesystem is made available. After you
edit the mkinitcpio.conf file, you HAVE to rebuild your initramfs
image, in order for the changes to actually take effect. If you just
edit the file and then reboot, nothing is done.
Also, I assume you are using the live CD for making your changes. Make
sure that, when creating the images, you have chrooted into your
installation and you are not just creating them on the Live CD fs.
 - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Mkinitcpio#Image_creation_and_activation
 - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chroot
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