[SOLVED] SolydX201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

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Emilien76
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[SOLVED] SolydX201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby Emilien76 » 27 Jun 2014 20:26

Hi,

I just installed (several times) SolydX 201405 (via USB key).
Install is succeeded, at the end, I have to eject USB key then press ENTER to reboot.
At reboot, rEFInd (that I used to dual boot between Fedora or Ubuntu and Windows 8 before) has a new SolydX entry.
After selecting this entry, only a white prompt is displayed at the top left of a black screen and nothing happens...

Note that :
- UEFI is enabled (needed to boot W8)
- Partitons table is GPT
- Secure boot is disabled
- I tried to install with or without Plymouth but with the same (wrong) result...

Please see the following logs (I am currently using SolydX liveUSB) :

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solydxk@solydxk:~$ inxi -Fxx
System:    Host: solydxk Kernel: 3.13-1-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.8.2) 
           Desktop: Xfce 4.10.2 (Gtk 2.24.18) dm: lightdm Distro: SolydXK 1 testing
Machine:   System: Sony product: SVE14A3C5E version: C60C0Y99 Chassis: type: 10
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO Bios: American Megatrends version: R0202V5 date: 03/14/2013
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376.6 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 3095.726 MHz 2: 3105.578 MHz 3: 2950.289 MHz 4: 2700.953 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:0166 
           X.Org: 1.15.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ivybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13-1-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller 
           driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: e000 bus-ID: 03:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 3c:07:71:a4:5f:04
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230 driver: iwlwifi ver: in-tree: bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:0887
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 60:6c:66:a5:8d:9a
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 508.1GB (0.3% used)
           1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS72505 size: 500.1GB serial: 130406TF0500Y906GMTL temp: 32C 
           2: USB id: /dev/sdb model: DISK_2.0 size: 8.0GB serial: 0W2RFSDTGKDZ7JDE-0:0 temp: 0C 
Partition: ID: / size: 2.9G used: 68M (3%) fs: rootfs 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A 
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A 
Info:      Processes: 174 Uptime: 13 min Memory: 415.3/5857.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.2 alt: 4.6/4.7 
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.0 running in xfce4-terminal) inxi: 1.9.17 
solydxk@solydxk:~$ lsblk
NAME   MAJ:MIN RM   SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT
sda      8:0    0 465.8G  0 disk 
├─sda1   8:1    0   260M  0 part 
├─sda2   8:2    0   1.5G  0 part 
├─sda3   8:3    0   260M  0 part 
├─sda4   8:4    0   128M  0 part 
├─sda5   8:5    0  44.6G  0 part 
├─sda6   8:6    0   166G  0 part 
├─sda7   8:7    0  34.2G  0 part 
└─sda8   8:8    0 218.9G  0 part 
sdb      8:16   1   7.5G  0 disk 
└─sdb1   8:17   1   7.5G  0 part /lib/live/mount/medium
sr0     11:0    1  1024M  0 rom  
loop0    7:0    0   1.2G  1 loop /lib/live/mount/rootfs/filesystem.squashfs
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo parted -l
Model: ATA Hitachi HTS72505 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sda: 500GB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/4096B
Partition Table: gpt

Number  Start   End     Size    File system  Name                          Flags
 1      1049kB  274MB   273MB   fat32                                      hidden
 2      274MB   1819MB  1546MB  ntfs                                       hidden, diag
 3      1819MB  2092MB  273MB   fat32        EFI system partition          boot
 4      2092MB  2226MB  134MB                Microsoft reserved partition  msftres
 5      2226MB  50.1GB  47.9GB  ntfs         Basic data partition          msftdata
 6      50.1GB  228GB   178GB   ntfs         Basic data partition          msftdata
 7      228GB   265GB   36.7GB  ext4                                       msftdata
 8      265GB   500GB   235GB   ext4                                       msftdata


Model: USB DISK 2.0 (scsi)
Disk /dev/sdb: 8020MB
Sector size (logical/physical): 512B/512B
Partition Table: msdos

Number  Start   End     Size    Type     File system  Flags
 1      16.4kB  8020MB  8019MB  primary  fat32        boot, lba


solydxk@solydxk:~$ 
solydxk@solydxk:~$ 
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda
sda   sda1  sda2  sda3  sda4  sda5  sda6  sda7  sda8  
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda
sda   sda1  sda2  sda3  sda4  sda5  sda6  sda7  sda8  
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda7 /mnt/
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo grub-install --root-directory=/mnt /dev/sda
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: this GPT partition label contains no BIOS Boot Partition; embedding won't be possible.
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: warning: Embedding is not possible.  GRUB can only be installed in this setup by using blocklists.  However, blocklists are UNRELIABLE and their use is discouraged..
/usr/sbin/grub-bios-setup: error: will not proceed with blocklists.
solydxk@solydxk:~$ sudo os-prober
/dev/sda3@/efi/Microsoft/Boot/bootmgfw.efi:Windows Boot Manager:Windows:efi
/dev/sda7:SolydXK (1):SolydXK:linux
Any idea please ??

Emilien76
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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby Emilien76 » 27 Jun 2014 21:15

More informations :

My / is installed on sda7 but during install, I choose to install GRUB on sda (choices are only sda, sdb, sda1 or sdb1)...

Do I have to install GRUB ? On sda or partition containing / ?

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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby ScottQuier » 27 Jun 2014 23:10

Check out this thread, first post should do it for you. .. http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=33&t=3155
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Emilien76
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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby Emilien76 » 28 Jun 2014 05:04

Hi

Thank you for your answer but I don't think I have the same issue...
SolydX 201405 iso is able to boot EFI and it does well (I write this post on LiveUSB)... Install is completed and seems succeeded... BUT after reboot, OS is not found

Help :-(

Emilien76
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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby Emilien76 » 28 Jun 2014 05:49

I just tried this http://askubuntu.com/a/145253 and replacing :

sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/boot
by
sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/boot/efi

but after reboot, no access to SolydX and the prompt is still here :-(

wayne
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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby wayne » 28 Jun 2014 10:43

Emilien76 wrote:I just tried this http://askubuntu.com/a/145253 and replacing :

sudo mount /dev/sdaX /mnt/boot
by
sudo mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/boot/efi

but after reboot, no access to SolydX and the prompt is still here :-(

So you have used chroot method as in your link, and still get stuck...

I think something was not correct when you install grub in UEFI mode..


A few methods to rescue,
1. you can add another known 'UEFI-working' distros, then use it to add solydx to its grub loader,
many distros are well known to be UEFI-working, such as ubuntu/xubuntu, fedora, opensuse, debian
I have tried all of them, they just work in my UEFI laptop.
One very important aspect of UEFI...whether you are using DVD or USB flash,you must boot in UEFI mode, then installation will be UEFI.


Only one issue, this means you would have added another OS. it just take something like 5G-8G of the space.

My partition on Solydx201405 in UEFI did not get booted also, by rEFInd as well as solydx itself..

My rescue was simply using Debian7.5 which can boot in UEFI, and do update-grub to get solydx into Debian grub config, reboot, from debian grub menu, choose solydx and run.
once I run in Solydx, I do dist-upgrade and grub-install /dev/sda. After that solydx would boot , and its efibootmgr appear upon hitting 'boot key'.


2. if you do not like to add another os as in above step, then try rescue solydx with another bootable Linux OS, you may have to use the same solydx201405 iso, run in Live mode, chroot into the installed solydxk partition, this time you follow these steps.


a. create chroot environment
b, now chroot into the solydxk partition, so that it is as if you are running inside solydx
c. do a full dist-upgrade, sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
d. hopefully all is good, you should notice it updates efibootmgr, and some other grub-efi files.
e. this is the important step, do a sudo grub-install /dev/sda

this should, if no error, have new version of grub files/efibootmgr etc installed into solydx partition and a new configuration generated for /dev/sda and hopefully on next reboot, you can boot into solydx.

3. use the well known boot-repair
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Boot-Repair
however I am not sure if it can repair a Debian base distros.. as it is commonly used in ubuntu based distros.

Emilien76
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Re: SolydX 201405 seems to be succeeded but boot fail...

Postby Emilien76 » 29 Jun 2014 11:39

I installed Ubuntu on a new partition then booted on SolydX...
Thank you!


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