[Assist] [Libreboot] Lastest Libreboot versions not for my X60 ( Parabola )

Olivier Mondoloni olivier.mondoloni at posteo.org
Fri Sep 16 16:16:44 BST 2016


I think I find the solution .

I studied the grub.cfg of my rom ( lastest version of course ):

cbfstool x60_frazerty_vesafb.rom -n grub.cfg -f grub.cfg

I installed the grub package ( as root ): pacman -S grub

and I generate the libreboot_grub.cfg file with the following 
instruction ( as root ):

mkdir -p /boot/grub
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/libreboot_grub.cfg

After I flashed the lastest version of Libreboot .
I turn off my computer for a few minutes .

Now my problem is fixed and I can enjoy using my notebook with the 
lastest version of Libreboot .

Thank you for your support

Le 16.09.2016 10:07, Olivier Mondoloni a écrit :
> Hi Luke,
> in fact, when I installed Parabola, I keep the Trisquel partitionning
> scheme so /boot is on /dev/sda1 .
> My partition is not an lvm or an encrypted one .
> To boot on Parabola, I use the default GRUB entry ( the first of the 
> menu ) .
> I think about tests that I could make because I have on / soft links
> to vmlinuz and initrd.img .
> I continue to investigate .
> Thank you for your help
> Le 16.09.2016 06:09, Luke Shumaker a écrit :
>> On Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:04:55 -0400,
>> Olivier Mondoloni wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>     I own a notebook with Libreboot formerly known as Gluglug X60s .
>>>     I tested all the lastest libreboot versions ( 20160907, 20160902,
>>>     20160818 ) without success .
>> I recently upgraded my Parabola-running x60s to 20160902 (the release
>> announcement suggests that there is no difference between it and
>> 20160907 on the x60s).
>>>     Each test show the grub splash screen with all the menus entries 
>>> .
>>>     After the boot process launch, I have been stuck to the grub 
>>> splash
>>>     screen with the hard drive led always on .
>> Trying the default grub.cfg, it seemed to do what you describe.  For
>> me, the resolution was to load a custom grub.cfg into libreboot, as I
>> had always done (as the default doesn't check the right LVM volumes).
>> It seems that the GRUB scripting language can't do the appropriate
>> looping to be able to handle it in a generic way.
>> Anyway, what device does your /boot reside on?  What is the grub
>> configuration's filename there?  My guess would be that the latest
>> libreboots dropped a location that they used to check (although, I
>> don't think they did).
>> I've also experienced that for some reason, LVM reads can be very
>> slow in libreboot GRUB, IDK why.  It is possible that it's getting
>> hung up when it tries checking the LVM devices, but would eventually
>> find your install.

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