|Summary:||install-amd64-minimal-20121013.iso fails to boot due to faulty /var symlinks|
|Product:||Gentoo Release Media||Reporter:||Scott M. <scottmac1120>|
|Component:||InstallCD||Assignee:||Gentoo Release Team <releng>|
|Package list:||Runtime testing required:||---|
Description Scott M. 2012-11-06 04:23:25 UTC
At the boot, after the keyboard configuration, the following error messages are shown: * WARNING: rc_sys not defined in rc.conf. Falling back to automatic detection * ... * Configuring kernel parameters ... mkdir: cannot create directory '/var/run': File exists * failed to create needed directory /var/run *ERROR: bootmisc failed to start After this, dhcpcd and syslog-ng fail to start. I believe the problem is the following broken symlinks in /var: run, mail, lock, and lib/misc. Therefore, the manual workaround is as follows: # rm -rf /var/lock # rm -rf /var/mail # rm -rf /var/lib/misc # rm -rf /var/run # mkdir /var/lock # mkdir /var/run # mkdir /var/lib/misc # mkdir /var/mail # /etc/init.d/dhcpcd start # /etc/init.d/syslog-ng start This bug is in addition to the problems with nano, etc. not running with the latest minimal installation CD. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Boot from above mentioned CD image 2. Notice the errors after selecting the keymap Actual Results: The services did not start properly, and error messages were displayed. Expected Results: The system should have booted properly, as the previous release did. Running on: VirtualBox, Apple MacBook Pro 8,1 OS X Host, Intel Core i5-2415M, 4 GB RAM.
Comment 1 Simon Hill 2012-12-07 06:08:20 UTC
I can confirm this. Same problem on VirtualBox, Apple MacBook Pro 8,2. A very similar problem also affects install-amd64-minimal-20121107.iso making it unusable as well.
Comment 2 Simon Hill 2012-12-07 06:13:52 UTC
One message seen earlier which may be related: No cdupdate.sh script found, skipping... Attempting to manually start dhcpcd yields: dhcpcd: open `/var/run/dhcpcd.pid': No such file or directory On 20121107, dhcpcd runs but throws lots of errors related to /run not found, is unable to create /etc/resolv.conf
Comment 3 Jorge Manuel B. S. Vicetto 2012-12-16 05:41:02 UTC
We have a new CD working and this version is being dropped from the mirrors.  - http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/20121210/