[arch-general] linux-3.14.3-1 and FAT32 /boot partition mount fail

David Moore davidm at sjsoft.com
Mon May 12 04:39:32 EDT 2014

----- Original Message -----
> Hello,
> After Linux kernel update my system can't boot properly because of
> this
> error:
> > [FAILED] Failed to mount /boot
> Although it gives me opportunity to login as root.
> When I try to mount it manually:
> > mount: unknown filesystem type 'vfat'
> Kernel downgrade to 3.14.2-1 resolved this. So, did I miss something
> or
> it's a bug?
> I have to use FAT32 for /boot because I have that UEFI thing.
> Regards,
> --
> *GPG Key ID:* D782DAB8


I had this exact issue - I thought I had done something wrong.  I booted into a live distro, chrooted to my root partition, mounted all the normal partitions, reinstalled the latest kernel package and it all started working again.  I still have no idea what went wrong - the initrd image as originally built did not recognize vfat or xfs, but did recognize btrfs, and that was true for the fallback image as well.


David Moore
Senior Software Engineer
St. James Software
Email: davidm at sjsoft.com

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