CRUX Boot fails from Ubuntu Grub2

Steve Volumetric volumetricsteve at gmail.com
Fri Jan 27 18:04:44 UTC 2017


It's not a problem if you configure fstab correctly.  I never do because
all of my crux machines are one physical drive and one partition per
system, I don't even use swap.
I just like to keep things clean and simple.

On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:58 PM, Milton Smith <miltonsj at gmail.com> wrote:

> I am using gmail in the web browser, I must have hit a button accidentally
> to enlarge the font.. I am sorry about that. I think I have got it fixed
> now.  I don't see a reply all button. I thought I was sending all my
> messages to the group. �� I am CC'ing this message now.
> One last question: Are you using a separate boot partition on your disk
> for your CRUX installation? I usually dont, and I am wondering it that may
> cause a problem.
>
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:51 AM, Steve Volumetric <
> volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Also your font in your last few emails is gigantic, is that intentional?
>> I've been CC'ing the crux list on my replies because you're not
>> replying-to-all and I think the rest of the list may be able to help you
>> better.  Good luck.  I'll help if I can.
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:49 PM, Milton Smith <miltonsj at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Ok. Steve. I will follow your steps exactly and see what happens. Thanks
>>> for the help, and I will post back here later this evening or tomorrow and
>>> let you know what happens. Thanks!
>>>
>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Steve Volumetric <
>>> volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> If your goal is to dual boot, i might not be able to help you.  If
>>>> you're trying to just set up a bare-metal crux system, your grub install
>>>> process must be wonky, though, all I do is:
>>>> (appropriate fstab changes)
>>>> grub-install /dev/sda
>>>> (compile kernel, make modules_install, make firmware_install, cp
>>>> System.map /boot/, cp arch/x86/boot/bzimage /boot/vmlinuz-1)
>>>> grub-mkconfig > /boot/grub/grub.cfg
>>>> reboot
>>>>
>>>> I don't think I'm missing anything critical there as far as just being
>>>> able to boot is concerned...
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 12:07 PM, Milton Smith <miltonsj at gmail.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I am using grub in Ubuntu because when I install grub in CRUX, I
>>>>> reboot to a grub rescue prompt and not a grub menu. It is very
>>>>> inconvenient. The UUID in stab just takes the place of where you put
>>>>> /dev/sdb, etc. Does that help clear it up? Thanks
>>>>>
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:56 AM, Steve Volumetric <
>>>>> volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>> How or more importantly why are you using Ubuntu's grub2 in crux?
>>>>>> Is it an EFI system?  I'm not sure what you mean by UUID in the
>>>>>> context of fstab, I almost always have something like:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> /dev/sdb1   /    ext4   defaults,noatime(or whatever)   0   1
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I wouldn't recommend using utilities for a different distrobution,
>>>>>> crux comes with grub2.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> -vsteve
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 11:42 AM, Milton Smith <miltonsj at gmail.com>
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I am trying to boot from the Grub that comes standard with an Ubuntu
>>>>>>> installation. I am installing on bare metal. I did compile my root
>>>>>>> filesystem into the kernel. I am using ext4. I did setup fstab with the
>>>>>>> uuid of the CRUX partition. Sorry for the confusion.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Sent from BlueMail <http://www.bluemail.me/r>
>>>>>>> On Jan 27, 2017, at 9:55 AM, Steve Volumetric <
>>>>>>> volumetricsteve at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have a few questions, but first, what is "ubuntu grub2"?  Are you
>>>>>>>> installing on a VM or bare metal?
>>>>>>>> Did you compile your root file system into your kernel?  What file
>>>>>>>> system are you using on your root file system?  Did you set up fstab?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> -vsteve
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 27, 2017 at 10:46 AM, Milton Smith <miltonsj at gmail.com>
>>>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Everytime I try to boot CRUX from Ubuntu's Grub2 it fails with a
>>>>>>>>> kernel panic.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> It gives me the error message, " unable to mount root filesystem
>>>>>>>>> on unknown block (0,0)".
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Can someone help me with this? Thanks!
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> Sent from BlueMail <http://www.bluemail.me/r>
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>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> --
>>>>> Milton Smith
>>>>>
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>>> --
>>> Milton Smith
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