I run arch linux and recently upgraded to kernel 4.6.9. Upon reboot, I was dumped into single user mode, with an error message that indicates a missing codepage, specifically codepage 437. I did some research, and it looks like cp437 is used to identify FAT file systems. I checked the options my kernel was compiled with (it is the default arch kernel) and
CONFIG_NLS_CODEPAGE_437 was compiled as a module and
CONFIG_FAT_DEFAULT_CODEPAGE was set to 437. The error
dmesg gives is this:
FAT-fs (sdc1): codepage cp437 not found.
/dev/sdc1 is my UEFI boot partition and is stored on a removable usb drive. I am unable to move beyond single user mode, which I find strange because the only volume I am not able to mount is the UEFI partition (I have tried mount it with the
mount command, even specified the codepage).
I looked for answers on the arch linux bbs. What I have tried so far is mounting all of my drives and partitions to a live iso of arch and upgrading the entire system. I have read that recompiling the kernel may solve the issue but it seems like the necessary code was already compiled in. I am willing to try if need be. Any help is appreciated!