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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Curious
Jul
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asked Passing execution from initrd to real init and issues with missing devices under /dev/mapper
Jul
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comment GRUB does not boot automatically
Could it be related to how grub is installed? What exact command should I use to install grub?
Jul
2
comment GRUB does not boot automatically
Sadly, my grub --version reads: GNU GRUB 0.97 (edit: yes, in my chrooted environment, i.e. the one I'm actually using when installing grub to my /dev/sda MBR)
Jul
2
comment GRUB does not boot automatically
I see at least one source of confusion, when I typed kernel /boot/3.8.13 I apparently had a symlink /boot -> / in my /dev/sda1 boot file system. For some reason I typed as if I were in my real (/dev/sda2) file system with /boot mounted there, but in fact I was just interacting with the /dev/sda1 file system. However, in short, I now have the kernel and initrd on / in /dev/sda1. I have modified the grub.conf as suggested by you and I still get just a prompt from grub. I have not run grub-install though, I'm given to understand that only lilo requires such updating.
Jul
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comment GRUB does not boot automatically
I'm sorry but this makes no sense to me, move the kernel to my encrypted device (/dev/sda2)? How is GRUB even going to be able to read the kernel? Obviously the kernel must reside on the non-encrypted /boot partition (/dev/sda1). When I'm working with this I have mounted /dev/sda2 as /mnt/gentoo and /dev/sda1 as /mnt/gentoo/boot and I've chrooted to /mnt/gentoo.
Jul
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awarded  Supporter
Jul
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comment Gentoo how to compile LVM statically linked?
That actually worked. However I'm not sure if it was the -udev or the static-libs that did it, or both.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Gentoo how to compile LVM statically linked?
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asked Gentoo how to compile LVM statically linked?
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comment GRUB does not boot automatically
Tried this just now, I get: "Error 15" when GRUB loads. No prompt, nothing.
Jul
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comment GRUB does not boot automatically
I doubt it, because the exact same thing happens when I have an initrd included in my grub.conf. This is also a valid initrd, it makes the boot process proceed further than it otherwise would, just not boot completely.
Jul
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asked GRUB does not boot automatically
Jun
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asked i915 cannot work with nomodeset?
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24
comment Linux on a 286?
No, the kernel supports math emulation, at least it did that before. Hence you could even run the Linux kernel on a CPU with a broken FPU. However, the 286 still supported a math co-processor, the 80287.
Jan
24
answered Linux on a 286?
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asked Subversion: how to determine when files became corrupt
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18
awarded  Nice Question