• Status Closed
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  • Task Type Bug Report
  • Category Installed Mode
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  • Operating System All
  • Severity Critical
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version 2.x (beta's)
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Attached to Project: Elive
Opened by SykkNyzz - 2018-06-11
Last edited by Thanatermesis - 2018-06-12

FS#694 - Elive freezes at: Loading initial ramdisk after booting.

I previously did the full install of Elive via USB on a Macbook Mid 2009. And things were running smoothly. Afterwards, the grub would appear then it will freeze at Loading initial ramdisk.

Closed by  Thanatermesis
12.06.2018 22:14
Reason for closing:  Fixed
SykkNyzz commented on 11.06.2018 11:43

setparams 'Elive GNU/Linux, with Linux 3.16.0-0.bpo.4686-pae

set gfxpayload=keep
insmod gzio
insmod part_msdos
insmod reiserfs
set root='(hd0,msdos2)'
search –no-floppy –set=root 085deb13-c04a-45af-8bed-07c640f44ab1
echo 'Loading Linux 3.16.0-0.bpo.4686-pae ...'
Linux /boot/vmlinuz 3.16.0-0.bpo.4686-pae root=UUID=085deb13-c04a-45af-8bed-07c640f44ab1 to quiet splash resume=/dev/sda1
echo 'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
united /boot/initrd.img-3.16.0-0.bpo.4686-pae

Thanatermesis commented on 11.06.2018 11:58

Thanks for report the problem, did you have needed to use any special boot options for the Live mode? which graphic card you use?

SykkNyzz commented on 11.06.2018 12:47

I didn't use any special boot options and I picked Current Nvidia

Thanatermesis commented on 11.06.2018 14:19

Try to add these boot parameters to see which one is the one that you need:

intremap=off acpi_osi=! acpi_osi=Darwin nomodeset vt.handoff=7

(try a single line per every boot attempt), removing the "splash" word may also help

can you also run this command and show me the given link?

lshal | elivepaste
Thanatermesis commented on 11.06.2018 14:26

Also this link seems like to have a kind of fix for the graphic card (see points 2 and 3) https://askubuntu.com/questions/264247/proprietary-nvidia-drivers-with-efi-on-mac-to-prevent-overheating/613573#613573

try these if the previous boot parameters doesn't works

SykkNyzz commented on 11.06.2018 15:52

Thank you. Removing 'splash' was the culprit

Thanatermesis commented on 11.06.2018 16:32

Only splash? mmh, this is interesting... can you pleas give me the result (link) of this command? so I can fix it in the installer for everybody that will have a macbook :)

lshal | elivepaste
Thanatermesis commented on 12.06.2018 17:39

Im going to do another build of the pre-release of 3.0, can you please show me the output of that command so that I can make it working by default for everybody that has a macbook ? :-) (by removing the "splash" entry as you said)

lshal | elivepaste
SykkNyzz commented on 12.06.2018 20:07

Did as requested... Accidentally 3 times... only because I didn't know how it was sending. So if you see a triplicate of the same paste... It's mine. Also set in grub.cfg to remove 'splash' and machine boots without worry. Thank you for all your help.

Thanatermesis commented on 12.06.2018 21:27

But i need the link of the paste :), can you give me it? (just run it again and paste here the link)

SykkNyzz commented on 12.06.2018 22:10

https://pastebin.com/jrRNXXc1 Ended up pasting it there.... I couldn't find the link after sending it to Debian's Paste Zone. I made sure it had everything from the readout
Upon further inspection. The reason why I couldn't get the link from debian's pastezone is because of it exceeding the amount of characters.
Best regards,

Thanatermesis commented on 12.06.2018 22:13

Perfect, installer ready to disable "splash" on these cases :-), if you reinstall / upgrade elive and is not removed just reopen this bug (so i cannot test it here due to lack of machines)

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