I am encountering a problem with installing the new 2010 series releases into an EeePC 4G netbook: the install proceeds normally; the first reboot proceeeds normally, passwords and accounts are entered and set up successfully. The next reboot following that, however, consistently fails to launch X and the user is eventually left at a commandline prompt; additionally, some devices fail to initialise and several services fail to start. Please find copy of dmesg dump attached.
'Split' installation is set up as follows:
/dev/sda1 --- 4GB (internal SSD) --- /
/dev/sdb1 --- 4GB (16GB SDHC) --- /usr
/dev/sdb2 --- ~11GB (16GB SDHC) --- /home
Problem apparent regardless of filesystem (both ReiserFS and ext2 tested).
Problem 'workaround' is to edit /etc/fstab as follows:
# Entry for /dev/sda1 :
# UUID=8fe34b32-cfdb-432e-bcdf-e221bfd9e496 / reiserfs noatime 1 1
/dev/sda1 / reiserfs auto,noatime 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb2 :
# UUID=3e6e8420-4d0d-4fa0-999f-dfc1b47a4db1 /home reiserfs noatime 0 0
/dev/sdb2 /home reiserfs auto,noatime 0 0
none /proc proc defaults 0 0
# Entry for /dev/sdb1 :
# UUID=a22070ec-350c-45e6-b6e8-f207f12033dc /usr reiserfs noatime 1 2
/dev/sdb1 /usr reiserfs auto,noatime 0 0
none /dev/pts devpts defaults 0 0
tmpfs /dev/shm tmpfs defaults 0 0
(Comment: no nano editor on 2010 Minime releases now? Really? Seems inconvenient.)
Amended fstab boots system normally; however, I am concerned that something may 'decide' to subsequently change it again. Is there perhaps a better solution to this problem?
It seems as though the /etc/fstab amendment is not successful, either - subsequent reboot again fails; boot messages indicate 'special device /dev/sdb1 does not exist' and 'special device /dev/sdb2 does not exist'.