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johncrist1988
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:10 pm    Post subject: Post-install Boot Issues, Partitions not mounting? Reply with quote

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I performed a fresh install and was greeted with these instances. I've ensured I have tmpfs compiled into the kernel, I've updated system and world, ensured openrc, baselayout, udev, and my fs tools are all installed as well.

My partition layout is as such:

/dev/sda1 -> /boot
/dev/sda2 -> /
/dev/sdb1 -> /home
/dev/sdc1 -> swap
/dev/sdc2 -> /var

I noticed whenever I boot that nothing is in /run, /home, or /var. Sure enough, even though those partitions are listed in /etc/fstab, they aren't getting mounted for some reason during the boot process, so nothing is happening after the kernel loads? Something like that. Pardon my noobism. I made sure that udev and whatnot are in the sysinit runlevel. I'm not sure what else to do.

Is it that the devices aren't having a chance to settle before the system is trying to mount them? Is there a way to delay everything to give them a second to settle down? Am I missing anything?
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johncrist1988,

I suspect that the root filesystem type listed in /etc/fstab is not the same as the actual root filesystem type, which causes the root filesystem check to fail, root stays read only and its all downhill from there.

If you do
Code:
mount -o remount,rw /
root should become read/write but many services will not have started, so things won't work as expected. You may need to give full path names to commands.

For diagnostics, boot your install media. Mount your partitions then run
Code:
df -T | wgetpaste
Post the URL you get back.
Get into your chroot,
Code:
emerge wgetpaste
then do
Code:
wgetpaste /etc/fstab
wgetpaste /boot/grub/grub.conf
and post the URLs

wgetpaste puts files and command output on the from the command line.

-- edit --
with wgetpaste installed, reboot normally and do
Code:
dmesg | wgetpaste
there will be a lot of good information there.
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for the reply, and I will definitely double check that. I remember thinking the same thing (with /etc/fstab) and I recall making sure a few times that I looked at it that reiserfs was the fs type listed. I also double and triple checked to make sure reiserfsprogs was installed.

I'll resume with the rest of your instructions as soon as I can get to the system, as I'm currently at work. If I do have the fs set correctly in /etc/fstab, what else might it be?
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johncrist1988,

Thats why I want dmesg. Lets wait for the evidence, it will save wild guesses.
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