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From: Joost Roeleveld <joost@...>
Subject: Re: sys-boot/plymouth could not work
Date: Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:32:56 +0200
On Thursday, April 05, 2012 01:10:46 PM Canek Peláez Valdés wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 2:47 AM, 张春江 <zhangchunjiangrj@...> wrote:
> > On 2012-04-05 01:29:36,"Canek Peláez Valdés" <caneko@...> wrote:
> > 
> 
>>On Wed, Apr 4, 2012 at 12:28 PM, Canek Peláez Valdés <caneko@...> wrote:
> >>> Something is wrong. There is no dracut messages in your dmesg output,
> >>> so either you are not using the rd.debug command line (which,
> >>> according to your logs, you *are* using), or you are not using a
> >>> dracut-created initramfs, or the initramfs is somehow corrupted.
> > 
> > I used
> > # dracut -H -f
> > to create my initramfs. I don't know why there is no dracut message in
> > my dmesg output.
> > 
> >>> Can I see your grub.cfg file, as it is please? Also, it seems that th
> >>>e
> >>> problem is OpenRC not creating the /run tmpfs early on during the boo
> >>>t
> >>> process:
> >>>
> >>> https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=409921
> >>>
> >>> Until that gets fixed, recent versions of plymouth cannot work with
> >>> OpenRC. Maybe you could try an old version?
> >>>
> >>> Regards.
> >>
> >>Also, can I see your fstab? It seems you use quite the complex setup
> >>for your partitions.
> >>
> > The latest version of plymouth is 0.9_pre20111013-r1.
> > I installed sys-boot/plymouth-0.8.3-r5 but it still couldn't work, just
> > like v0.9_pre. There is no ebuild for other versions.
> > Then I tried to install by tarball, but version 0.8.1 and 0.8.2 have a
> > make error: "fatal error: drm/drm.h: No such file or directory", but I
> > have already installed x11-libs/libdrm and all the other drm related
> > applications are masked. Version 0.7.2 have an another make error.
> > 
> > This is my grub.conf:
> > default 0
> > timeout 5
> > #splashimage=(hd0,13)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
> > 
> > title Gentoo Linux
> > root (hd0,13)
> > kernel /boot/kernel-3.2.1-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/sda10 splash quiet
> > video=radeon:1366x768 initrd /boot/initramfs-3.2.1-gentoo-r2.img
> > 
> > title Win7
> > rootnoverify (hd0,0)
> > makeactive
> > chainloader +1
> > 
> > This is my /etc/fstab:
> > # <fs>                  <mountpoint>    <type>          <opts>        
> >  <dump/pass> # NOTE: If your BOOT partition is ReiserFS, add the notail
> > option to opts. /dev/sda14              /boot           ext4          
> >  defaults,noatime        1 2 /dev/sda10              /              
> > ext4            noatime                 0 1 /dev/sda11            
> >  /usr            ext4            noatime                 0 0 /dev/sda12
> >              /var            ext4            noatime                 0
> > 0 /dev/sda13              /home           ext4            noatime      
> >           0 0 /dev/sda9               none            swap          
> >  sw                      0 0 /dev/cdrom              /mnt/cdrom    
> >  auto            noauto,user             0 0 /dev/sda1              
> > /media/win7     ntfs-3g         rw,users,umask=000      0 0 /dev/sda5  
> >             /media/music    ntfs-3g         rw,users,umask=000      0 0
> > /dev/sda6               /media/animation ntfs-3g      
> >  rw,users,umask=000      0 0 /dev/sda7               /media/data    
> > ntfs-3g         rw,users,umask=000      0 0 /dev/sda8              
> > /media/video    ntfs-3g         rw,users,umask=000      0 0
> > 
> > Thank you very much for your help!
> 
> I see several problems from your grub and fstab config files:
> 
> 1. If you have a separate /boot partition, you should have something like
> 
> kernel (hd0,14)/kernel-3.2.1-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/sda10 splash quiet
> video=radeon:1366x768
> initrd (hd0,14)/initramfs-3.2.1-gentoo-r2.img
> in your grub.cfg.

Grub starts counting at "0", not at "1". So the partition is marked as 
(hd0,13)
The /boot partition has a symlink called boot pointing back to itself.
(hd0,13)/boot = (hd0,13)

When specifying "  root (hd0,13) " Grub will default to that partition.

Eg. the grub config matches fstab.

> 2. GRUB cannot read ext4 partitions (GRUB2 can), so you are reading
> them as ext3 (I don't know if this can cause any problems). The reason
> I started to use GRUB2 was because I wanted to use ext4 for my /.

I don't think ext4 and ext3 use the same disk layout, eg. I don't think that 
can work.

> 3. Where is the rd.debug command line? Without it, we can't see
> dracut's debug messages.
> 
> Delete /boot/initramfs*, and recreate the initramfs again, add the
> rd.debug kernel command line in grub.cfg, and reboot again. The dmesg
> output should have a lot of lines with "dracut:"; send that to the
> list.

Why start with deleting the initramfs?
Why not create a new one with a new name and keep the old one for comparison 
later?

--
Joost


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