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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:29 pm    Post subject: Unsuccessful Reboot [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I'm a first time Gentoo user, and I haven't been able to successfully install it on my desktop PC. I've tried a few times, I either must be interpreting the Handbook's guide incorrectly or there is some environmental or user exception which is causing this. When I get to the step where I reboot, Grub2 hangs while saying
``loading initial ramdisk...''

My partition table is similar to that of the Handbook's but I have a separate /home partition. I'm using GPT. grub2-mkconfig detects my kernel which I've compiled manually, and my initramfs which I've generated by issuing the appropriate genkernel commands. My kernel has the support needed for initramfs mentioned in the handbook, and I only have one HDD, so I told grub to install at /dev/sda.

I'd be really grateful if anyone could tell me what it is I must be doing wrong.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please post your /etc/fstab and the kernel config.

P.S.: and grub.cfg
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keruskerfuerst wrote:
Please post your /etc/fstab and the kernel config.

P.S.: and grub.cfg


Thanks for the response, sorry it took a me while to reply. I'm yet to be sure whether to use code tags or quote tags for file contents.

My fstab:
Code:

/dev/sda1        /grub        ext4        noatime        1 2
/dev/sda2        /boot        ext4        defaults,noatime        0 2
/dev/sda3        none         swap        sw        0 0
/dev/sda4        /            ext4        defaults,noatime        0 1
/dev/sda5        /home        ext4        defaults,noatime        0 0

I'm not sure if I should include /dev/sda1 or not, or whether "defaults" is needed in all of my instances of it.

My grub.cfg:
Code:

#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub2-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
    load_env
fi
if ["${next_entry}"]; then
    set default="${next_entry}"
    set next_entry=
    save_env next_entry
    set boot_once=true
else
    set default="0"
fi

if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then
    menuentry_id_option=""
fi

export menuentry_id_option

if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
    set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
    save_env saved_entry
    set prev_saved entry=
    save_env prev_saved_entry
    set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
    if [ -z "${boot_once} ]; then
        saved_entry="${chosen}"
        save_env saved_entry
    fi
}

function load_video {
    if [ x$feature_all_video_module = xy ]; then
        insmod all_video
    else
        insmod efi_gop
        insmod efi_uga
        insmod vbe
        insmod vga
        insmod video_bochs
        insmod video_cirrus
    fi
}

if [ x$feature_default_font_path = xy ] ; then
    font=unicode
else
insmod part _gpt
insmod ext2
set root=`hd0,gpt4'
if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt4 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt4 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt4 280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676
else
    search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676
fi
    font="/usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2"
fi

if loadfont $font ; then
    set gfxmode=auto
    load_video
    insmod gfxterm
    set locale_dir=$prefix/locale
    set lang=en_US
    insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if sleep --interruptible 0 ; then
    set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
menuentry `Gentoo GNU/Linux' --class gentoo --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option `gnulinux-simple-280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676' {
    load_video
    set gfxpayload=keep
    insmod gio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root=`hd0,gpt2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt2 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt2 05dc689-29f4-49fb-6256df4951e0
    else
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 05dc6898-29f4-49fb-8f2b-6245df4951e0
    fi
    echo        `Loading Linux 3.12.21-gentoo-r1 ...'
    linux        /vmlinuz-3.12.21-gentoo-r1 root=UUID=280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676 ro
    echo        `Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd        /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.12,21-gentoo-r1
}
    menuentry `Gentoo GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.12,21-gentoo-r1 (recovery mode)' --class gentoo --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option `gnulinux-3.12.21-gentoo-r1-recovery-280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676' {
        load_video
    set gfxpayload=keep
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root=`hd0,gpt2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt2 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt2 05dc6898-29f4-49fb-8f2b-6245df4951e0
    else
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 05dc6898-29f4-49fb-8f2b-6245df4951e0
    fi
    echo        `Loading Linux 3.12.21-gentoo-r1 ...'
    linux        /vmlinuz-3.12.21-gentoo-r1 root=UUID=280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676 ro
    echo        `Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd        /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.21-gentoo-r1
}
menuentry `Gentoo GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.12.21-gentoo-r1 (recovery mode)' --class gentoo --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option `gnulinux-3.12.21-gentoo-r1-recovery-280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676' {
    load-video
    set gfxpayload=keep
    insmod gzio
    insmod part_gpt
    insmod ext2
    set root =`hd0,gpt2'
    if [ x$feature_platform_search_hint = xy ]; then
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root --hint-bios=hd0,gpt2 --hint-efi=hd0,gpt2 --hint-baremetal=ahci0,gpt2 05dc6898-29f4-49fb-8f2b-6245df4951e0
    else
        search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 05dc6898-29f4-49fb-8f2b-6245df4951e0
    fi
    echo        `Loading Linux 3.12.21-gentoo-r1 ...'
    linux        /vmlinuz-3.12.21-genoo-r1 root=UUID=280a6162-45d4-4aa5-920e-240b1f501676 ro single
    echo        `Loading initial ramdisk ...'
    initrd        /initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.12.21-gentoo-r1
}
}

### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries. Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the `exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f ${config_directory}/custom.cfg ]; then
    source ${config_directory}/custom.cfg
elif [ -z "${config_directory}" -a -f $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
    source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
   


As for my kernel config, if that's "/usr/src/linux/Kconfig" like I think it is, do I need to copy by hand or are most people copying and posting from links or something during their installs? I've typed the two previous files verbatim (hopefully).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

boot installcd, mount the gentoo partitions, run
Code:
wgetpaste /usr/src/linux/.config
lspci -k | wgetpaste
post the url's returned. when you have a running gentoo system or when in the gentoo chroot you can add wgetpaste to your system by running
Code:
emerge wgetpaste

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shisbosd wrote:
I'm yet to be sure whether to use code tags or quote tags for file contents.
As a general rule, use code tags for file contents and program output and use quote tags for quoting what others wrote, bonus points for using the ="what/where/who" forms of the tags.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It might be a good idea to configure the kernel manually.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help but I'm marking this one as solved. The issue was that my x220 thinkpad cannot boot a disk with GPT labels unless I am using UEFI. I reinstalled with fdisk's MBR partitions and rebooting worked.
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