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Old 05-08-2008, 02:12 PM   #1
orcberg
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Unhappy Boot failing on HP ProLiant DL360 G4 running Sabayon 3.4


Hey all -- I've got a problem that I can't seem to figure out here.

I installed Sabayon Linux 3.4 on my DL360 G4. When it went to boot for the first time, it just hangs at the point where it should be bringing up GRUB. No error message, nothing at all.

I installed it with the defaults:

Quote:
quiet init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon VGA=791 CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 pci=nomsi
I'm not sure what the problem is. I tried reinstalling it in case something went wrong the first time but it still had the same problem.

Any ideas on what I should check or try next? I've never really done troubleshooting on boot problems with Linux before so I'm unsure of what to do. Noobish, I know.
 
Old 05-08-2008, 07:19 PM   #2
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Do you have another Linux OS installed or only Saboyan? Will make a difference as to possible solutions. If you have no other OS, do you have a LiveCD? Post the results of 'fdisk -l' and your /boot/grub/menu.lst file from Saboyan.
 
Old 05-09-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by yancek View Post
Do you have another Linux OS installed or only Saboyan? Will make a difference as to possible solutions. If you have no other OS, do you have a LiveCD? Post the results of 'fdisk -l' and your /boot/grub/menu.lst file from Saboyan.
The only OS installed on this machine is Sabayon. Originally it had Windows 2003, but I wiped it clean (and changed the drives from RAID 1+0 to RAID 0).

Code:
fdisk output:

Disk /dev/cciss/c0d0: 145.6 GB, 145667358720 bytes
255 heads, 32 sectors/track, 34866 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 8160 * 512 = 4177920 bytes

           Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/cciss/c0d0p1   *           1          25      101984   83  Linux
/dev/cciss/c0d0p2              26       34866   142151280   8e  Linux LVM

Disk /dev/sda: 1031 MB, 1031274496 bytes
16 heads, 32 sectors/track, 3934 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 512 * 512 = 262144 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1               1        3934     1007088    e  W95 FAT16 (LBA)
Code:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
#          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
#          root (hd0,0)
#          kernel /kernel-genkernel real_root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
#          initrd /initramfs-genkernel
#boot=cciss/c0d0
default=0
timeout=6
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title Sabayon Linux x86 3.4 Mini Edition 
	root (hd0,0)
	kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.22-sabayon  dolvm2 root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00  quiet  init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon vga=791 CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 pci=nomsi resume2=swap:/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01
	initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.22-sabayon
 
Old 05-13-2008, 11:05 AM   #4
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Any ideas?
 
Old 05-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #5
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I had the same problem on a HP DL380 G3. I was able to fix this by using a boot disk and removing all partitions and starting over with a single unformatted drive. Hopefully this will resolve your issue also.
 
Old 05-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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I had the same problem on a HP DL380 G3. I was able to fix this by using a boot disk and removing all partitions and starting over with a single unformatted drive. Hopefully this will resolve your issue also.
I just tried this and unfortunately it doesn't work. The machine still will not boot Sabayon.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 07:09 AM   #7
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The only other thing I found in my searching was this

...
I have run into this a few times. it is your boot flag

when you create the partitions

make sure that you set the grub loader to boot from the master boot
record only.

it seems the default is set to boot from /boot and this does not work
for my HP servers.
....

I did not have to resort to this and I am not 100% sure on actually doing this during the install so hopefully it will at least help point you in the right direction. Sorry I could not be more help.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:50 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyberknox View Post
The only other thing I found in my searching was this

...
I have run into this a few times. it is your boot flag

when you create the partitions

make sure that you set the grub loader to boot from the master boot
record only.

it seems the default is set to boot from /boot and this does not work
for my HP servers.
....

I did not have to resort to this and I am not 100% sure on actually doing this during the install so hopefully it will at least help point you in the right direction. Sorry I could not be more help.
I'm setting it to boot from the MBR. I even tried the first partition on boot drive just for the hell of it. I get the same result regardless of which way I do it.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:20 AM   #9
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Well, I just installed Ubuntu and it worked perfect on my first try. I don't understand why Sabayon wouldn't boot.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 12:42 PM   #10
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Just compare the grub configs from Ubuntu and Sabayon and check for differences. It might give you a clou where it fails. I'm not a grub man.

I did not have an issue with Slackware 10.2 and Slackware 12 on DL380 (except that I had to modify the lilo.conf before rebooting after install). I also briefly had Ubuntu installed before permanently deciding on Slackware 12.
 
  


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