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Old 11-20-2013, 02:41 PM   #1
Skazi
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Kernel Not Starting in 14.1 with EFI/elilo


Hi, I'm attempting to move my machine to booting with (U)EFI. I've done the install:
1. Used cgdisk to setup a ESP, swap and Linux partition
2. Ran the 14.1 Slackware install, and it formated each of the above, and setup elilo in the ESP

Upon startup, elilo loads the kernel, but doesn't seem to start it.

From looking at the code here:

http://elilo.cvs.sourceforge.net/vie...16&view=markup

I'm quite sure I'm getting to line 249, because I see 15 dots to correspond with the wait lenght, then a new line. Also, I can interrupt with a key press, and get a new line.

After that, nothing.

I've enabled all the kernel startup debugging I can from here:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...g#Debug_levels

And still I see nothing.

So, I suspect I'm not getting through start_kernel():
http://elilo.cvs.sourceforge.net/vie....7&view=markup

But, I see no further errors from elilo (there are some in the code path still), so I'm not sure what to do.

The kernel in the ESP looks fine, it matches the one in /boot (MD5SUM).
 
Old 11-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #2
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Can you list your partition table here complete with labeling?

The boot image that should be in the EFI partition should be the ELILO stub, usually it's something labeled like bootx64.efi, grub.efi, or elilo.efi relative to what you are using as the Boot Loader.

Did you check against this wiki page?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/EFI

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