[64 Studio 2.1] "Begin: Waiting for root file system" - Hang

  • GraysonPeddie
Posted: Sun, 07/27/2008 - 18:45
Hi. After I install 64 Studio just fine (note that I once had minor problem about not supporting Altheros L1 chipset, which is an Ethernet controller, as my installer can't find the drivers for it), I boot up into 64 Studio and it took me 3 minutes while at "Begin: Waiting for root file system." I get "dev/sda2 does not exist." The type of 750GB hard drive is my SATA hard drive. I installed 64 Studio from ASUS Blu-Ray drive, which my installer doesn't have any problems detecting my BD-ROM drive. It's also SATA. I did read this: [quote]64 Studio cannot detect my DVD or SATA drives This can happen with some DVD/RW drives and SATA hard disks. Check the settings in your BIOS; some people have found setting the SATA mode to "enhanced" instead of "auto" helped. Some BIOSes can be set to auto-detect your disks, you may also find setting the second IDE to "auto" rather than "CDROM" helps with DVD drives.[/quote] Unfortunately, that does not help. There's no way I can get my motherboard to emulate EIDE with SATA hard drive.

OK. I did wipe out my

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Wed, 07/30/2008 - 22:10
OK. I did wipe out my Windows partition, including partitions for 64 Studio, and even though the installation of 64 Studio is fine, no go with booting up 64 Studio. I even unplugged my VFD (displays information, like date/time, network speed, media info that's currently playing, etc.) -- no help, and my Microsoft Elite Desktop Pro (wireless mouse/keyboard with just one receiver), and still no help with booting 64 Studio. Overall, 64 Studio does not boot with and without Windows partition. I was just thinking that 64 Studio does not like my setup... :( So, it looks to me that I'll have to switch back to Ubuntu Studio. Ubuntu Studio is the only one that worked very well with my setup. I did try to install JackLab, but it tells me that it needed openSUSE Installer CD, even though I did download the ISO and burn it to DVD to install JackLab. It's probably because it just won't mount my Blue-Ray drive. :( I did try openSUSE 11 (it installed and booted successfully), along with qjackctrl and Rosegarden but I really want a distro highly suited/optimized for music production. I hate to say goodbye to 64 Studio, but oh well. I can't wait for 64 Studio 3.0...

Kernel issue...

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 07/29/2008 - 06:22
This could be kernel related. US uses a different kernel (that we did not use so far because of some performance regressions) These issues are being worked on at the moment, and if all goes well we should have the newer kernel by the time we move to stable lenny as the basis of 64 Studio 3.0 I'll ask Free if he knows anything about these issues. Cheers

Hi Guys, Firstly, this is my

  • mountain_goat
  • 07/29/08
  • Tue, 07/29/2008 - 12:47
Hi Guys, Firstly, this is my first post over here on 64Studio, being a bit of a lurker and currently using ubuntu studio. I am relatively new to the linux world and thought I might like to try out how linux would go at audio work. I thought I might chip in here to say that I experienced what may be a similar problem recently, I shall explain; In GraysonPeddie's post where, quote 'It doesn't matter before or after the installation of 64 Studio. It won't boot at all! Not even my DVD disc (Debian installer). This tells me that my BIOS can't find my BD-ROM and SATA hard drive.' So I take it you had this problem before the installation of 64Studio as well as after the installation? I understand you only have one hard drive, possibly with partitions for Windows Vista and another for 64Studio? I may have had similar setup as follows; dev/sda1 55MB fat16 dev/sda2 10GB ntfs DELL Recovery dev/sda2 240GB ntfs Microsoft Vista dev/sda4 48GB extended-| .....................................|__dev/sda5 46GB ext3 ubuntu LiveCD install .....................................|__dev/sda6 2GB linux-swap My drama; I downloaded 64Studio '64studio_2.1_amd64.iso' and also ubuntu studio alternate AMD64 iso. Burned both iso's to DVD successfully. All good thus far. Then setting my BIOS so that the system would boot initially from the CD/DVD drive Then when I rebooted with the 64Studio DVD in, it proceeded to load.......... It only got so far as where it displays the language selection, at which point I found that my system was locked up. The cap's lock key did not respond, nor did any other key sequence. Nothing but to hold the power button still shutdown. Then I tried ubuntu studio 64 DVD. Almost the same thing here. It also did not proceed. I tried a number of times without success. I tested the DVD for integrity check, all ok. Remembering here that my hard drive with it's current operating systems are in working order, so no problems with this at all. Then I searched and searched the various linux community forums and found that, yes, there sometimes can be problems with certain SATA configurations. At this point I wondered if I had one of those suspect systems, a relatively new DELL Dimension E520, Intel Core 2, ATI Radeon, 4 GB RAM, lots of HDD, blah blah blah. So, I thought there has to be a way to make this work. Maybe I thought a USB CD/DVD would work, but didn't have one handy. My BIOS was setup for RAID, (with one hard drive only, for performance boosting) and using AHCI. If I set the setting so as to make the drives non-raid, it warned me that doing so may make my existing OS's non-operational. I tried, and yes, nothing worked, no boot into Vista or ubuntu. I changed back to initial BIOS setting of having RAID enabled, and existing OS booted ok from hard drive. Remembering at this point, I still had my initial problem of not being able to boot the iso on the DVD unit. And yes, like you are saying Quentin, the BIOS was my problem here. I visited the DELL site and downloaded a more recent BIOS. I used the supplied program and reflashed my BIOS. After this, both DVD's worked first go, and have since tasted 64Studio and Ubuntu Studio 64. I was a happy chapy. :) I would highly recommend downloading a partition manager, Gparted or such to take a closer look at your partition setup. Also, be aware of how the flags are set for each partition. After that, I would look at your bootloader, grub or lilo, and how these are set up. Maybe post the contents here for Quentin or others to see? Presently I am continuing to use ubuntu studio 64 due to my sound card, as I don't thing I will be successful in getting it operational in 64Studio easily! Both Geo (other soundie on here) and I have been having some fun with our Creative X-Fi cards over in ubuntu land, but that is another story ;) I hope this may shed some useful information in helping you getting your system up and running. :)

It doesn't matter before or

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 20:59
It doesn't matter before or after the installation of 64 Studio. It won't boot at all! Not even my DVD disc (Debian installer). This tells me that my BIOS can't find my BD-ROM and SATA hard drive. I only have one DB-ROM and one hard drive connected. Maybe I should buy a SATA DVD-ROM (regular DVD-ROM, not BD-ROM or HD DVD-ROM)? Ubuntu Studio works fine for me, by the way.

BusyBox knows best

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 16:36
If BusyBox says there is no sda1, then there is no sda2... Honestly - this has to work. You only have the one hard drive, don't you? Perhaps it is seeing the BD drive as a hard drive, and this messes up the drive order. So you say it will not boot if you change to AHCI after the installation is complete? Strange indeed... Will look around for more info.

IDE Controller disabled...no

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 11:59
IDE Controller disabled...no help BIOS won't detect my SATA hard drive and Blu-Ray drive when set to AHCI. Only IDE worked. I did not bother with RAID since I'm not RAIDing my hard drives as I only have one. My Windows Vista Home Premium partition is sda1 and my 64 Studio partition is sda2, so how can "BusyBox" tell me that sda2 does not exist?

I didn't like it either

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 09:38
... when I could not install because of my bios issues. I believe the 3.0 installer will be much better.

Well, I just don't like the

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 08:36
Well, I just don't like the installer, but I'll figure a way to get Studio64 to work. Thanks!

SATA

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/28/2008 - 06:31
64 Studio does not have problems with SATA drives... not here anyway. I did have a BIOS problem in the beginning making it all but impossible to install it at first, but it got sorted with a bios update. Quite a monster of a system... you might have some troubles setting up the ATI graphics... use the VESA driver for that for the time being (See FAQ). Check out this post as well: http://www.64studio.com/node/661 Good luck, and I'd like to hear about the performance of that monster when you are done!

Hmm... I thought the

  • GraysonPeddie
  • 07/27/08
  • Sun, 07/27/2008 - 18:53
Hmm... I thought the signature gets automatically posted into my comment... Can't edit my post. Anyway, here's my specs: -------------------- Specs: ECS A780GM-A | AMD 4050e X2 Processor 2GB RAM (256MB shared by Radeon HD 3200) Western Digital GreenPower 750GB SATA HD ASUS Blu-Ray (BD-ROM) SATA Drive Windows Vista Home Premium and 64 Studio 2.1 Cooler Master CM-280 Case