I have an Arm SBC the ROC-RK3399-PC which I’ve installed Tow-Boot onto so it can handle UEFI. I’ve tried a couple different images but I consistently get after 28 seconds three repeated errors of:
/dev/root: Can't open blockdev
Reading the source a bit it seems that
stage-1-init.sh gets called with
root=LABEL=<nixos-iso-id> which should then create a symlink of
/dev/disk/by-label/<nixos-iso-id>. Something appears to be going wrong at this step.
In debug mode I get:
waiting for device /dev/root to appear............. Timed out waiting for device /dev/root, trying to mount anyway. mounting /dev/root on /iso... /dev/root: Can't open blockdev /dev/root: Can't open blockdev /dev/root: Can't open blockdev mount: mounting /dev/root on /mnt-root/iso fialed: No such file or directory An error occureed in stage 1 of the boot process, which must mount the root filesystem on `/mount-rootm' and then start stage 2.
It then gives me some instructions on running an interactive shell, but attempting to do so doesn’t work.
Also in case it’s the USB drive I’m using I tried a second one with the same results.
I believe I’m writing to the drive correctly but perhaps I’m doing something wrong there:
sudo dd if=nixos-minimal-23.11pre488026.f91ee3065de-aarch64-linux.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M status=progress conv=fdatasync
The other image I tried was the minimal new kernel version, but it seems that hasn’t been building correctly on hydra since February, but the last working build had the same result for me.
The closest issue I could find in nixpkgs was: Systemd Stage 1 ISO Boot · Issue #217173 · NixOS/nixpkgs · GitHub but that seems to be related to using systemd-initrd, and I don’t think that’s what’s happening currently with the installer ISOs.
Not sure if I’m doing something wrong or if there is a problem with the iso itself. Hopefully someone has some insight that can help. Thanks.