• Stuck on loading initial ramdisk


    Well hello again!

    Should I be happy I’m getting problems so that I have an excuse to talk to you guys? :)

    On a serious note. So I was editing my fstab file and I did an entry for my ntfs drive with unmask 002. So I restart my PC but can’t boot in anymore. I’m stuck on loading initial ramdisk.

    I hope this problem can be simply fixed. I’m sure it will be!

    Thank you!

  • Yes shure we was waiting for you here ;)

    Youi need to startup from LiveIso and mount / from Antergos installation, then open /etc/fstab and fix what is wrong there… May you post this file here so we can give you the right stuff to put there!

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  • @joekamprad said in Stuck on loading initial ramdisk:

    Yes shure we was waiting for you here ;)

    Youi need to startup from LiveIso and mount / from Antergos installation, then open /etc/fstab and fix what is wrong there… May you post this file here so we can give you the right stuff to put there!

    You are the best! I just fixed it, thank you :)

    Okay the my line of my entry was: UUID=D86277906277725C /mnt/windows ntfs-3g defaults,auto,umask=002 0 0

    I just need full permission on my NTFS drive (and preferably if it auto mounts). So what would be the correct entry here? Thanks again!

    Edit: Sorry for my late message, by the way. Bloody windows took like 30 minutes “preparing my windows” for updating.

  • https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NTFS-3G#Allowing_user_to_mount

    If you are running on a single user machine, you may like to own the file system yourself and grant all possible permissions:

    /dev/NTFS-partition /mnt/windows ntfs-3g uid=*username*,gid=users 0 0

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  • @joekamprad said in Stuck on loading initial ramdisk:

    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NTFS-3G#Allowing_user_to_mount

    If you are running on a single user machine, you may like to own the file system yourself and grant all possible permissions:

    /dev/NTFS-partition /mnt/windows ntfs-3g uid=*username*,gid=users 0 0

    I tried that but it didn’t work. I thought I had to include the UUID and unmask. I will try it again and restart the PC and see.

  • UUID=D86277906277725C /mnt/windows ntfs-3g uid=*username*,gid=users 0 0
    

    and make shure that you can mount the partition by hand:

    ntfs-3g /dev/your_NTFS_partition /mount/point
    

    To see if it is not blocked by a windows process…

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3-wm#gnome-shell

  • @joekamprad I’m always getting this:
    Windows is hibernated, refused to mount. Falling back to read-only mount because the NTFS partition is in an unsafe state. Please resume and shutdown Windows fully (no hibernation or fast restarting.)

    sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sdb4 /mnt/windows used to fix the above error but everytime I restarted I would get the hibernated error all over again. Is there any permanent solution? :)

  • @joekamprad said in Stuck on loading initial ramdisk:

    UUID=D86277906277725C /mnt/windows ntfs-3g uid=*username*,gid=users 0 0
    

    and make shure that you can mount the partition by hand:

    ntfs-3g /dev/your_NTFS_partition /mount/point
    

    To see if it is not blocked by a windows process…

    Update: I actually encountered the same problem again even after using your fstab line. I had to remove it from the liveISO boot. Was it because I used this this sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sdb4 /mnt/windows? I really doubt it since I used in the past and didn’t cause any problems.

    sigh

  • Really have no idea what’s going on but it’s working for now. Few things to mention for future linux brethren in need:

    • If the hibernation error happens. Restart to windows and fully shut down first before booting up into linux.

    • /dev/NTFS-partition /mnt/windows ntfs-3g uid=*username*,gid=users 0 0 somehow worked for me all of a sudden and now I can boot in without being stuck.

    • You obviously have disable fast start up and delete hibernation file in windows (which I did a long time ago before I installed Antergos anyway)

  • If you have the time, could you possibly write this down in the Wiki? That way future users could see it and be able to benefit from your work.

    Thanks!

    Keep trying, never give up. In the end, you will find that it was all worth it

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  • @Keegan said in Stuck on loading initial ramdisk:

    If you have the time, could you possibly write this down in the Wiki? That way future users could see it and be able to benefit from your work.

    Thanks!

    Antergos has a wiki?! I didn’t even know that. That’s awesome but now I’m starting to question its existence. I can understand that distros like manjaro are actually fundamentally different than the original arch in few things. but antergos is just an arch installer with absolutely no difference. So why do we have a wiki?

    Obviously I’m not against that. I think it’s awesome if you maybe take a more user friendly approach (that would be my guess). but yeah I have no idea how to contribute to wikis. I have to look at how all this works first. I wouldn’t want to tamper with an official wiki in a false way!

  • @Otakami said in Stuck on loading initial ramdisk:

    So why do we have a wiki?

    That’s an interesting question…

    I think it basically comes down to the fact that Arch users don’t like anyone else meddling in their affairs. Antergos users that have tried to add articles to their wiki have had their work thrown in the trash and their accounts deleted! Thus, the Antergos Wiki is basically just a place for Antergos users to create their own articles without the fear of having them deleted. Other than that, I don’t really think there’s really any other reason except for just saying that “we’re such a big deal that we have our own wiki!” But I have never really looked into this, so I could be wrong here:slight_smile:.

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  • Well archlinux’s wiki and documentation is by far the best in the whole linux world. What could we possibly add that they don’t? What topic does antergos want to cover that arch haven’t already intensely and detailed-ly covered?

    Anyway, this is another discussion not suited for a topic like here :D

  • I really don’t have an answer to that:smile:.

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  • I do not give my point on Archlinux/Wiki here :-)

    But: Antergos ≠ Archlinux

    BTT: i would wait till you boot up Windows, getting updates and see if your automount will do problems, as this seems to be the main Windows Partition, with the system on it… best practise wpuld ne to have datashare partition not used by systems itself.

    [updates once a week] = [90% less problems]
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    howto-install-antergos
    how to add system logs
    i3-wm#gnome-shell

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