[Assist] Migration failed

Isaac David isacdaavid at isacdaavid.info
Thu May 14 20:43:26 BST 2015

Given that linux-libre and even systemd boot normally I think it is 
safe to discard anything bootloader-related. I would suspect the video 
card or some other hardware peripheral. It's well-known that some 
nvidia cards make the video output freeze completely in a similar 
fashion to what you described.

Try adding the parameter nomodeset to your kernel invocation line in 
the bootloader. If that doesn't do it try with acpi=off too. Or just 
take the video card away and boot.

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 8:47 AM, anonymous01 at posteo.org wrote:
> Hello,
> I followed your official guide to migrate from Arch to Parabola, but 
> unfortunately my system became unusable.
> I double checked every step, there were no errors and all packages 
> including the kernel of course got updated to libre versions.
> your-freedom hasn't been installed yet, but besides Spotify and some 
> unimportant userspace programs my system doesn't contain any other 
> proprietary software which could possibly interfere with Parabola's 
> boot process.
> The FOSS xf86-video-ati driver is used for my R9 280X, in addition to 
> the official linux-libre there is another self compiled custom 
> kernel, but after updating gummiboot's entries and rebuilding 
> ramdisks both kernels won't boot but stuck at what seems to be the 
> initialization of systemd.
> I can still access my system via an USB stick running an Arch ISO and 
> ch-root into it, but I couldn't come up with any solution besides 
> double checking everything again.
> Journalctl doesn't tell anything either, it just stops after loading 
> the first units and hangs there forever.
> A couple of months ago I compiled the linux-libre kernel fron the AUR 
> plus some patches just for fun and it would freeze at book the very 
> same way, but as this was a fully working Arch system trying to tun a 
> quickly build hobby kernel, it didn't bother me at all.
> After several hours of thinking and rechecking I even reverted my 
> system back to proper Arch, namely replacing all libre packages again 
> by updating against Arch's repositories, but with no avail. Now I am, 
> again, back to Parabola - both wouldn't boot anyway, so I'd rather 
> get Parabola running, haha.
> I therefore assume to have a kernel related issue. I will provide any 
> config or log if necessary, but will only do so on request as getting 
> them into these mails is a bit painful.
> Hopefully someone can help me, thanks in advance!
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