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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 6:10 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED]Grub-1.98 Reply with quote

Hey all, I'm having a strange problem.
As I was lazy, I installed the system in just one partition where / is mounted.
/boot is included there.
All is using the ext4 filesystem.
Profile is set to amd64/10.0/default, it was nomultilib beforehand but started over after hearing some comments, and because I didn't find the solution to this issue.
So, after all this intro, the problem is grub2 recognizes my partition as ext2, and the modules for ext3,ext4 and the rest are all gone.
So my system get's mounted as ext2, and I'm locked to read only mode.
People have told me it's because I've built ext4 support into the kernel, but for that same matter, I have no support et all for ext2.
Currently writting this from a different host but I've narrowed the issue down to the bootloader.
Is there some breakage in current ebuilds for grub-1.98?
I've also heard that grub-0.97 now does ext4 from mainstream, and to change my layout to having /boot in a different, ext3 or ext2 partition but since I know I can boot off ext4, and I'm holding everything because I've allready seen this being accomplished (once before with a laptop of mine, but admitedly that /boot was separated, still ext4 it's filesystem), I wanted to check what's my current mistake.
I can get a more verbose output, but the problem is just that, after mounting /, I get a read only filesystem.
Everything works, but writting to disk.
This generates some nasty errors but I'm left at an usable albeit not writable environment.
Thanks in advice.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZeuZ_NG,

The kernel does not read the contents of /boot during the bootstrap process - thats the boot loaders problem.
grub can read ext[234] so thats not the issue.

Do you get any error messages?

If you want a wild guess, I would suggest the the content of /etc/fstab is incorrect and fsck cannot run on root, so it mounts but stays read only.

Incidently, grub2 is not yet supported in Gentoo, so I'll move this to unsupported software.
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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were most right.
It was a faulty line in fstab, I was just staring at it but didn't see it till a minute or so ago.
Thanks for the support!
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