Disk device disappears before installer can mount it

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Graham Lee wrote on 22 May 2019 01:20
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Hi everyone,

I’ve retried installation using the 1.0.1 ISO (you may remember me from such bug reports as “Filesystem error in the installer”). The good news is that the FAT16 EFI partition no longer confuses the partition editor. The bad news…

To recap, I’m choosing the guided partition scheme, with everything in a single partition. The installer proposes a reasonable scheme: it keeps my EFI partition, then a big e4fs, then a Linux swap partition. I accept that, and go through connecting to a network, setting root password, adding a user, and choosing desktop and daemon packages. Then the next error.

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> In procedure mount: mount “/dev/sda1” on “/mnt/boot/efi”: No such device

Indeed if I press OK and rerun to the installer, then the next time it gets to the partition page it won’t see the SSD. It doesn’t get detected again until a reboot.

The SSD is Samsung SSD PM871 mSATA 256GB

I will try to replicate this by partitioning the disk at the manual installer shell, to capture dmesg output.

Thanks,
Graham.
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Graham Lee wrote on 22 May 2019 10:34
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I was unable to reproduce the problem with the command line installer (I used parted to set up partitions on the SSD). I was able to at least get to the “guix system init” stage, which is currently still running.

Graham.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 25 May 2019 19:28
Re: bug#35852: Disk device disappears before installer can mount it
(name . Graham Lee)(address . graham@iamleeg.com)(address . 35852@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hello Graham,

Graham Lee <graham@iamleeg.com> skribis:

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> To recap, I’m choosing the guided partition scheme, with everything in a single partition. The installer proposes a reasonable scheme: it keeps my EFI partition, then a big e4fs, then a Linux swap partition.
> I accept that, and go through connecting to a network, setting root password, adding a user, and choosing desktop and daemon packages. Then the next error.
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>> In procedure mount: mount “/dev/sda1” on “/mnt/boot/efi”: No such device
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> Indeed if I press OK and rerun to the installer, then the next time it gets to the partition page it won’t see the SSD. It doesn’t get detected again until a reboot.
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> The SSD is Samsung SSD PM871 mSATA 256GB

So IIUC, the SSD is initially detected correctly, which allows you to
partition it, but later on /dev/sda1 “disappears”, right?

Could it be that “/dev/sda1” is actually the wrong device name? What
does ‘mount’ and ‘fdisk -l /dev/sda’ show, once you’ve got the error
message?

Thanks,
Ludo’.
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Ludovic Courtès wrote on 25 Apr 2021 22:12
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zimoun wrote on 26 Nov 2021 02:26
Re: bug#35852: Bug 35852
(name . Graham Lee)(address . iamleeg@gmail.com)(address . 35852-done@debbugs.gnu.org)
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Hi,

On Wed, 22 May 2019 at 09:34, Graham Lee <iamleeg@gmail.com> wrote:

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> I was unable to reproduce the problem with the command line installer (I used
> parted to set up partitions on the SSD). I was able to at least get to the
> “guix system init” stage, which is currently still running.

The bug is marked ’moreinfo’ since Apr. 2021. The submitter has not
provided more info after 2019. So closing. If I miss something, feel
free to reopen.


Cheers,
simon
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