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grizzo94
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: System doesn't boot. Stuck at "Booting the kernel" Reply with quote

Hi, so I'm trying for the first time to install Gentoo and of course, so far my experience has been plagued by problems and I'm getting a bit frustrated...
I've decided to set up a systemd based installation, so I followed the Handbook and integrated the missing pieces by also looking at the wiki page dedicated to systemd, but when I turn on my PC Grub 2 fails to boot the kernel.

Code:
Decompressing Linux... Parsing ELF... Performing relocations... done.
Booting the kernel.


And that's it, it gets stuck there. I want to clarify that my mobo is set in legacy mode so EFI is not the issue and grub-mkconfig correctly found the kernel.

So yeah..that it basically and I don't really know what to do, can somebody give me a hand?
Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what is the grub or whatever you're using cmd line and what is fstab (or whatever systemd uses for fstab) set as for /root


Edit to add: sounds like it's not finding the /root partition, ie you're pointing to someplace else than the root partition
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably missing correct drivers or firmware for your GPU. It'd show a panic message if rootfs was missing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Might be drivers, highly unlikely firmware.

Next would be to view .config file kernel was built from.

Edit to add: having said the above, I am definitely not a systemd guru, as I abhor it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

grub didn't find the kernel or the kernel can't load, rootfs location not pertinent until the kernel has loaded.
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