Arch Linux 2014.04.01 does not run on coLinux 0.7.9

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2014-04-16
2014-04-16
  • Charles ZHU
    Charles ZHU
    2014-04-16

    I installed Arch Linux 2014.04.01 on an image file formatted to ext3 and attempted to boot coLinux using that image. I have changed /etc/fstab and replaced the corresponding lines with the cobds.

    When I run the coLinux daemon I got error messages as follows:

    Failed to mount /dev: No such device
    Failed to mount /dev: No such device

    (Yes it appeared twice, and these two lines were printed in red.)

    Since indeed I have seen a filesystem called dev mounted on /dev in another well functioning Arch Linux in my VMware Player virtual machine, I think the error messages above simply meant that for some reason Arch Linux failed to mount that filesystem on /dev during its boot. Possibly caused by the kernel difference because coLinux's kernel is quite out of date.

    The last few lines that was printed on the coLinux console were:

    Determining /, Found.
    Mounting /
    REISERFS warning (device cobd0): sh-2021 reiserfs_fill_super: can not find reise
    rfs on cobd0
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): recovery required on readonly filesystem
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): write access will be enabled during recovery
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): recovery complete
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): mounted filesystem with writeback data mode
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    Modules already installed.
    Closing /
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): using internal journal
    EXT3-fs (cobd0): mounted filesystem with writeback data mode
    VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) on device 117:0.
    Trying to move old root to /initrd ...
    kjournald starting. Commit interval 5 seconds
    /initrd does not exist. Ignored.
    Unmounting old root
    Trying to free ramdisk memory ... okay
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 140k freed
    Failed to mount /dev: No such device
    Failed to mount /dev: No such device

    I don't know if there is any workaround on this and the coLinux wiki is quite out of date too I got no useful information there.

    BY THE WAY, the Arch Linux BBS people refused to help on this because coLinux is obsolete and have been out of update for 2 years.

     
    Last edit: Charles ZHU 2014-04-16