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jody
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:45 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED]boot not mounted duriing boot Reply with quote

After completing the basic installation of gentoo on my HP Paviilion (following the handbook), i rebooted.

The output looks normal at first until
Code:
          Mounting boot
[FAILED] Failed to mount boot
See 'systemctl status boot.mount for details
[DEPEND] Dependency failed for Local File System
[  OK  ] Stopped Dispatch Password Requests to Console Directory Watch

There follow a few more "[ OK ]" messages and then
Code:
You are in emergency mode. After logging in type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or "exit"
to boot into default mode

Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked.

See sulogin(8 ) man page for more details

Press Enter to continue

All i can do now is press Enter, which causes the message above being repeated (all other keys are ignored).
In the BIOS setup under "Boot Options" i see:
Code:
UEFI Boot order
  USB Flash Drive/USB Hard Disk
  USB CD/DVD ROM Drive
  >> OS Boot Manager
  ! Network Adapter

The '>>' stands for a graphic arrow-like symbol; when i looked at the Boot Order *before* installation, there was no such arrow.
When i change the order, the arrow moves along with "OS Boot Manager".
So even though the USB Flash Drive is first in the boot order, it is ignored and the boot proceeds from the disk

Is there any way to fix this?
If not: is there any way to reset the BIOS to its original settings (without the arrow)?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Cannot open access to console, the root account is locked.


Do you have activated the "CONFIG_DEVTMPFS_MOUNT" option in the kernel?

BR
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did not actively set this option.
So if it wasn't the default, it is not activated.

But anyway i am unable to rebuild the kernel with new configs, because i cannot boot from the USB stick.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the BIOS setup, apart from changing the boot order, you will certainly be able to deactivate the entry "OS Boot Manager". Then you can boot from the stick again.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you mistake, this is not your bios boot order, but your UEFI boot order
And this should be read as
- boot from an USB key first if the key is UEFI ready
- boot from USB CD/DVD ROM Drive if the CD/DVD is UEFI ready
- boot from >> OS Boot Manager if UEFI ready

and your >> sign is certainly telling you, out of the list, it has only found OS Boot Manager as a valid UEFI booting device

use an UEFI usb key, or look for legacy boot options, or for bios boot order and you put legacy boot option first
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like i somehow damaged my USB stick during installation (my laptop does not have /dev/sda but /dev/nvme0n1 =.
Anyway, after making a new bootable installatio stick, i could boot from ot again.

Thank you
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jody wrote:
It looks like i somehow damaged my USB stick during installation


At work, I have a coworker who has damaged 1 USB stick and 1 USB external hard drive. So you are not alone :D
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