[Assist] Booting Problems on Fresh Installation

Jorge Araya Navarro elcorreo at deshackra.com
Sat Aug 30 19:05:23 UTC 2014

arnuld uttre writes:

> Hi There,
> I installed parabola from scratch (using 2014.06.01 cd), I have AMD64
> machine.  Installation went fine but I could not boot properly. It has
> the same issue that my Arch migration had. After grub, it just
> hangs/freezes but still responds to Ctr-Alt-Del key for a reboot. It
> show grub menu and boots the machine but later just stops.
> There is only one way to boot the installtion:
> (This is sample /boo/grub/grub.cfg from my gNewSense installation but
> parabola grub.cfg looks similar)
> 	insmod part_msdos
>  	insmod ext2
> 	set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
> 	search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set 9cd8459e-af54-4bfe-b69c-e03b45c54cf4
> 	echo	'Loading Linux 2.6.32-5gnewsense1-amd64 ...'

It does work when you do that? That's weird...

> Whet you get grub menu, press 'e', it will go into edit-mode, remove
> everything before line starting with word "echo".  Then press F10 to
> boot and it will boot into your fresh parabola installation . I
> learned it the hard way by experimenting with each line. Only removing
> all lines befor "echo" makes the machine boot. But then you will not
> get internet/dhcpcd running, you have to run it manually.  X won't run
> too (ERROR: No Screens Found) , even though I had
> xorg-server-parabola, xorg-server-utils, xorg-xinit, xf86-video-ati
> and ratpoison (window manager) installed by pacstrap. ATI is the
> driver I am using on Arch successfully from 2 years.

did you enabled the graphical target?[1] 

> Took me 6 hours to do all the experiments to boot parabola and
> starting X but I failed. I installed gNewSense instead. I may try
> again sometime.  Does anyone has similar issue or can provide some
> insight into some solution ?

I re-installed my system three days ago. I installed Arch first and then
did the migration. I had no issue with Grub or anything else. I don't
know what could being affecting Grub that do not finish the boot process properly.

> Thanks
> -- arnuld
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[1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_manager#Loading_the_display_manager
Pax et bonum.
Jorge Araya Navarro.
Diseñador Publicitario, Programador Python y colaborador en Parabola

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