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Re: Troubles with install image

From: Alex Sassmannshausen
Subject: Re: Troubles with install image
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:36:33 +0200


As I also have an x60 and I would be very interested in the installer
you used to get things this far if you are able to provide it somewhere?

If not, then I will simply use your achievement as motivation to build
one myself :-)

Best wishes,


David Thompson writes:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> David Thompson <address@hidden> skribis:
>>>   ext2fs_check_if_mount: Can't check if filesystem is mounted due to
>>>   missing mtab file when determining whether /dev/sdb1 is mounted.
>>>   fsck.ext4: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/sdb1
>>>   Possibily non-existent or swap device?
>>>   'fsck.ext4' exited with code 8 on /dev/sdb1
>> It could be that (1) it’s not called that way, or (2) additional kernel
>> modules need to be loaded so that the device is visible.
>> For (1), you could try using a partition label rather than the actual
>> device name in the ‘file-system’ declaration.
>> For (2), you could check in the kernel log whether sdb is detected.
> The problem was a little bit of 1 and 2.
> When I am installing, the disk is known as sdb, but when I boot it's
> known as sda.  So, I made that change in the file-system declaration.
> The initrd doesn't have modules for ahci by default, so I took a little
> snippet that Mark Weaver was using in his operating-system declaration:
>   (initrd (cut base-initrd <> #:extra-modules '("libahci.ko" "ahci.ko")))
> And now for the best news: I have a working installation of the GNU
> system!  Thanks for all of your help!

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