I installed debian on my laptop and everything was fine (I may need to mention that I'm using LVM) until I reached the grub point. Since I have a GPT partition he refuses to install properly. I skipped that stage and I just installed grub on a pen drive in order to boot on linux. The pendrive boots successfully but when I hit the console and try to boot my kernel there is no way I can see my ssd drive. Here is what I'm trying:
- From the grub console:
set root=(<tab>but the autocomplete shows me hd0 only which is the pendrive itself.
- GRUB+LVM wiki suggests I should type something like
set root=lvm/volumegroup-volumeand so did I. Then, when I try to do
linux /boot/vmlinux etcetcthe command fails and it tells me
error: disk 'lvm/group-vol not found'[I obviously used the proper names instead of group-vol]
My laptop is a samsung series 7 ultrabook.
Any hints on why is that so?
UPDATE: I booted with the netinst again and entered the rescue console. I mounted my disk and copied the initrd and vmlinuz on my usb pendrive. I can now boot BUT it stops when it tries to find the root device with something like:
Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args [etc etc]
- Missing modules [etc etc] ALERT! /dev/mapper/group-vol does not exist.
Dropping to a shell!
Apparently, the initrd doesn't have all the modules needed to handle the LVM. I'm kind of lost because I copied the initrd created by Debian during the installation, the one expected to work...