[PLUG] Gentoo / Arch / other : please advise

Shridhar Daithankar ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net
Mon Jun 4 20:52:39 PDT 2012

On Tuesday, June 05, 2012 08:22:54 AM Mayuresh wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2012 at 03:13:36AM +0530, Shridhar Daithankar wrote:
> > Are you using something like
> > http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/archlinux/iso/2011.08.19/? Did you use
> > core
> > image or netinstall one?
> I will answer this one now and provide more details later.
> Yes that sort of was the iso location. I downloaded core, though after
> facing the issue, using same CD, I chose all online repos and reinstalled.
> Through chroot I have reinstalled everything by now including the kernel,
> redone initramfs etc. I can confirm that all reinstalls are ok, since if I
> try to do it now, it does nothing as it finds it up to date.
> I must mention that my installation is on an external USB drive. I can see
> that on booting the installation it sees internal drives but no the
> external one.
> It drops me to a prompt saying it could not find the root partition.
> I have also observed, while in this prompt that module usb_storage is not
> found in /lib/modules (which I guess is required for USB drive). My guess
> is necessary kernel modules are not getting included in the initial image.

I guess you need to add necessary modules to hooks section of 
/etc/mkinitcpio.conf and rebuild the initramfs image.

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