[arch-releng] Couple of problems with the latest 03.09 & 03.05 ISO's

Matthew Gyurgyik pyther at pyther.net
Thu Mar 10 09:32:17 EST 2011

 On Thu, 10 Mar 2011 15:18:12 +0200, bill . wrote:
> Hello and thanks for your work with the newest ISO's.
> I really don't know if this is the best place to post about problems 
> with
> the latest testing releases so excuse me beforehand.
> I wanted to make a new install on a virtualbox machine and i used the
> 2011.03.09 iso.
> Before i am even dropped to a console to start the installation i get 
> the
> following error
> ERROR: while mounting root (aufs) filesystem.
> /bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
> [ramfs /]#
> It switches on a ramfs console and i can't continue the installation.
> I searched the net but couldn't find anything to help me. Let me know 
> if
> there is a way to provide more info.
 This was due to a bug in the auf2 package. 
> I used the 2011.03.05 iso and this time it started the installation 
> with no
> problem.
> I was able to finish the procedure normally except for the part where 
> it
> installs the bootloader.
> I was only given the option to install it on partitions (*/dev/sdX#*) 
> and
> not on a hard disk itself. (like* /dev/sdX)
> *As expected I couldn't boot into my new installation and i had to to 
> use
> the "grub setup" command (from within the installation iso)  to 
> install the
> loader on the mbr.
 This is a know issue and was fixed in git. 
> And again, if this isn't the correct place to report problems, please 
> direct
> me to a better one. Thanks!

 Thanks for testing


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