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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:38 am    Post subject: bootup problem Reply with quote

First of, sorry for dual posting this.
The original post is located at the back of the grub sticky, and so its not getting any attention.

So again.. sorry and my the gods have mercy on my soul :oops:

Here goes:


Right.

Been looking through this tread and cant seem to find an answer to my troubles.
My HD partition scheme is as follows:

Code:
/dev/sda1 = win
/dev/sda2 = boot
/dev/sda3 = swap
/dev/sda4 = root


Pretty much use the standard Grub config provided by the handbook:

Code:
default 0
timeout 10

title=gentoo
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.14-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/sda4

title=Windows XP
rootnoverify (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


The windows boot part works fine, but when i boot up gentoo
the last three lines before it shuts down reads:

Code:
powernow-k8: BIOS error - no PSB or ACPS _PSS objects
Root-NFS: no NFS server available, giving up
VFS: Unable to mount root fs via NFS, trying floppy


what O' what could this mean?
Its a pretty specific error message so i hope someone can pick up on my mistake real easy.
If there is some info im not sharing please let me know.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi

I suspect maybe there is something in your kernel looking for NFS. Can you post your kernel config?
did you use genkernel or manual configuration? What does it say about NFS in
/usr/src/linux/.config ?
And do you have any NFS-mounted directories? try something like
Quote:
mount -v


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im on my windows system right now so i cant print out my config :(

Should i have NFS in my kernel?(whatever that is)

how do i get into the system?
should i boot the live cd and then chroot into the system?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi

yes, chroot in from the liveCD. It's the only way I know.

I'm not sure what you should have. But here is an example of a gentoo machine I run:

Code:

cat /usr/src/linux/.config | grep "NFS"
CONFIG_NFS_FS=y
CONFIG_NFS_V3=y
# CONFIG_NFS_V4 is not set
# CONFIG_NFS_DIRECTIO is not set
CONFIG_NFSD=y
CONFIG_NFSD_V3=y
# CONFIG_NFSD_V4 is not set
# CONFIG_NFSD_TCP is not set

But as you suspected the same path does not work unless you are chrooted in (as if you had booted into your gentoo directly, without LiveCD).
If your machine is not networked to anything, maybe you can disable all these NFS related settings and solve the problem. But you'll have to try it and see. If there are no other unix / linux systems in your LAN, you're probably not using NFS, and can probably safely disable all these from your kernel.

So how it looks there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try losing the "/boot" from the kernel path.
Can be done from the grub menu after boot. Just highlight the Gentoo line, and hit "e" (no quotes) before the timeout expires.
Update the line, and follow the prompts.
If it works, update the grub.conf
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

removing /boot didnt work.

What is NFS exactly?
also, it prints out saying something about a bios error, isnt that relevant?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi

NFS is Network File System.
If your machine is not in a unix network (LAN), you may not need it at all.
A standalone machine has its filesystem all on local disks, in contrast to a unix network, which may have some filesystems mounted by NFS, AFS, or some other shared file system.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi again

after some web searching for the phrase "powernow-k8: BIOS error"
I now suspect you have not properly configured your kernel. Or, less likely, there is a bug in the kernel, or in some required module. But let's try to troubleshoot your kernel config first. If you can copy that into this post, it should help. I am stepping out and cannot myself answer any more for a while though. Good luck

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads in favour of 2005.1-r1 VFS kernel panic.

Also, please ask a moderator to split or move your thread rather than reposting it somewhere else if you feel it's in the wrong place. (Original post was here: post 2916746).
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