[lfs-support] LFS 7.8 cannot boot

Richard Melville richard.melville69 at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 11 01:50:18 PST 2015


On 10 November 2015 at 18:04, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Tim Squadrito wrote:
>
>> so I finished making LFS 7.8 "bootable". the reason I put bootable in
>> quotes is because I followed the directions but when I try to boot the
>> system, it says error no such partition. what can I do to fix this, I
>> can't
>> boot into my debian system either.
>
>
> It's a little hard to help without more info.  You need to boot from a usb
> stick or CD/DVD and tell us the following:
>
> The partition layout.  That is, did you create a separate boot partition?
> Is the system firmware EFI or classic BIOS?  Is the partition table DOS or
> GPT?
>
> Provide the contents of the /boot directory.
>
> Provide the contents of the /boot/grub/grub.cfg file.
>
> Can you get to the grub command prompt?  If so, we can probably get the
> system to boot from there and you can then fix things up.
>
> BTW, did you read the WARNING?
>
> "Configuring GRUB incorrectly can render your system inoperable without an
> alternate boot device such as a CD-ROM. This section is not required to boot
> your LFS system. You may just want to modify your current boot loader, e.g.
> Grub-Legacy, GRUB2, or LILO. "

...or Syslinux :-)

Richard


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