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Did you want to reboot your Dockstar or Golfex with multiple drives attached? Well, that’s not the problem if uboot lists the devices in the correct order.
But what if your Golfex has SATA drives attached and you want to boot from an usb-drive?

The answer my Goflex gives me all the time: Loading kernel from usb works. Starting the kernel also works. But mounting the filesystem fails, because the device names are remapped when the SATA drives are initialized. The usb-drive ain’t /dev/sda anymore…

I (have) had one rule since I had to drive more than 100 kilometers to fix that: never reboot remotely with SATA attached.

The solution is quite simple:
We have to tell the kernel properly where to get the rootfs from to mount it. To be versatile, uboot is configured to boot the kernel with device names as parameter, such as /dev/sda1. But I know what I am doing and want to boot from one single device, no matter if other drives are attached or not, which could mess the device names. So the disk LABEL or the Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) is what we need.
You might say: Ha! I adapt fstab. But this doesn’t do the trick.

We need to alter the uboot bootargs. You have to decide which method is more suitable for your environment.

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Finally my RPi has been delivered! After unboxing it I really couldn’t image that is was that tiny. First thing I did, was grabbing my 8GB SanDisk SD-Card and copying the rootfs debian6-19-04-2012 onto it.

After plugging the sd card in the RPi and connecting power supply the problems came up…

This article is not a detailed guide how to set up your RPi. It just describes my second afford to get the RPi booting flawlessly in a few words I can refer to in the future.

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As you may have noticed, we were discussing things about newer kernels and drivers in the comments of Dockstar/Goflex: new Kernel 3.1.10 ready to use. With that in mind I started up my VM and looked at what I’ve got there in /usr/src – there was a compiled 3.2.1 that initially wouldn’t boot. But following davy’s guide to upgrade U-Boot makes that one boot.

Taking a look at made me jealous… Here it is – a fully working 3.3.3:

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