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cristid9
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:16 am    Post subject: Just installed the base system, when I boot screen freezes Reply with quote

I have just installed the Gentoo base system following the steps in the handbook. I have built the kernel (4.1.15) using genkernel:
Code:

# genkernel all

then I have installed grub:
Code:

# grub2-install /dev/sda
# grub2-mkconfig /boot/grub/grub.cfg

then I rebooted the system.

When the computer started I saw the grub menu, chose which kernel to load and then it loaded some text on the screen and got stuck at this stage (sorry that I need to attach photos but).

This is my partitioning scheme:
Code:

/dev/sda1 ext4 -- for root
/dev/sda2 sw -- for swap
/dev/sda3 -- windows reserved
/dev/sda4 -- windows reserved

and this is the content of my boot directory
Code:

SYSTEM.MAP-GENKERNEL-X86_64-4.1.15-gentoo-r1
kernel-genkernel-x86_64-4.1.15-gentoo-r1
grub/
.keep
initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-4.1.15-gentoo-r1


My machine is a Toshiba c55-a-1px. I have an nvidia videocard. I have tried to add nvidiafb.blacklist=yes as kernel parameter, but with no luck.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if kernel is stuck and doesn't report any error, it's generally because there's just no error.

you have case where kernel is stuck, when it init an hardware that lack firmware, it will takes a long time trying...
so: boot, let it get stuck, go get a coffee, get the dog for a walk, waiting for the kernel to unstuck and really report an error.
of course, if you have no dog, you're doom, gentoo forum only support users who have dogs.

why waiting is good? because you'll get an idea of who is bugging you.

ps: gave kernel parameter nofb, blacklisting works only for module, and if nvidiafb was buildin...
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you at least have /dev/null and /dev/console in /dev ?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

krinn wrote:
if kernel is stuck and doesn't report any error, it's generally because there's just no error.

you have case where kernel is stuck, when it init an hardware that lack firmware, it will takes a long time trying...
so: boot, let it get stuck, go get a coffee, get the dog for a walk, waiting for the kernel to unstuck and really report an error.
of course, if you have no dog, you're doom, gentoo forum only support users who have dogs.

why waiting is good? because you'll get an idea of who is bugging you.

ps: gave kernel parameter nofb, blacklisting works only for module, and if nvidiafb was buildin...


I let computer open for 5 hours and there was no change.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where is your BIOS boot and boot partitions? You might have to have them both for a Windows/Linux mixed installation, and you might have a grub/lilo menu for you to choose which OS you'd like to start as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cristid9,

There is no error in your image. We need to solve this by analysis.

Get back into your chroot. Thats boot the boot media you used for installing, mount your real filesystems, mount your pseudo filesystems, then perform the chroot steps.
Code:
emerge wgetpaste
to put things on the internet.

Post the output of lspci.
Code:
emerge pciutils
if you don't have lspci.
Post the content of /usr/src/linux/.config. You must use wgetpaste.
Post the output of
Code:
emerge --info
- wgetpaste is preferred.
Post the output of
Code:
fdisk -l /dev/sda


samiswt
Neither the biosboot nor boot partitions are required if an MSDOS partition table is in use.
If biosboot was needed by grub, grub2-install /dev/sda would have failed.
As the kernel loads, grub must be able to run and load the kernel, so that bit works.
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