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Old 03-03-2016, 11:41 AM   #1
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Question Slackware -current 14.2 beta 2 nvme installation issues.


Hi !

I use the latest 3/3/2016 iso from Alien.
Installation went fine until lilo.
I got the WARNING: SATA partition in the high region (>15): LILO needs the kernel in one of the first 15 SATA partitions.
Seems that lilo won't work according to some posts here.

Then I tried to install grub, using this procedure http://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sla..._first_install
I had an error about the partition not being bootable.

So I tried to install /boot on a SATA drive and ran into a bug from the installer, the nvme device didn't appear anymore in the partition selection window.

Any idea/help welcome.
 
Old 03-03-2016, 12:20 PM   #2
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Please start the installer then just after having logged in as "root", type:
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lsblk -o model,name,size,fstype,uuid
gdisk -l|grep "^ "
and post the results here.

PS to save some time you could redirect the output to some file ending in .txt in an USB stick mounted on /floppy and attach this file to your next post.

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Old 03-03-2016, 12:54 PM   #3
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This time I used cgdisk, and created a grub boot partition like said here :
https://blog.hostonnet.com/grub-inst...nt-be-possible

So I was able to install grub.

MODEL NAME SIZE FSTYPE UUID
DataTraveler 3.0 sda 7.2G
`-sda1 7.2G ext4 033c0140-f955-4b02-972c-aeeacf0a4b52
DVD-RW DVR-212 sr0 2.6G iso9660 2016-03-02-23-29-56-70
nvme0n1 238.5G
|-nvme0n1p1 2M
`-nvme0n1p2 119.2G ext4 15f858f9-3571-402b-c795-f9c63e829f13

The second command ends with an error 2

Now grub enter rescue mode because it can't find 15f858f9-3571-402b-c795-f9c63e829f13.

I use the legacy boot mode.
 
Old 03-04-2016, 07:17 AM   #4
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Tried the syslinux method, still not possible to boot.

Does someone has a methodology about how to achieve nvme boot, what to do, what not to do ?
 
Old 03-04-2016, 07:20 PM   #5
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NVMe has been part of the kernel since 2012 so there should be nothing to do except see how your system is set up and how you've defined your partitions.

1. Look in your system's CMOS (BIOS/UEFI) for the "boot" menu setup and place your NVMe drive at the top of the list if possible. If you are using UEFI, disable Secure Boot entirely.

2. Setup your GPT partitions in this layout:

partition 1 - /boot - 8300 label - 100MB
partition 2 - uefi/bios boot - EF00 or EF02 label - 100KB
partition 3 - swap - 8200 label - 2x your memory not to exceed 8 GB
partition 4 - /(root) - 8300 label - remainder of drive

I wouldn't go past these until you know how your system works with the setup. Now granted this may not appear as your atypical /dev/sdX or /dev/hdX device (it usually should be under sdX though by design).

If you need/want a UEFI driver for NVMe, try this: http://www.tianocore.org/edk2/

3. I don't know of too many distributions that outright say they support NVMe so a great place to start looking might be ArchLinux's wiki pages. ArchLinux has a very top notch wiki with tons of information, so making use of it is recommended, even with Slackware.

The information is out there, so keep searching and you'll get your system working. Keep in touch with this.
 
Old 03-07-2016, 08:48 AM   #6
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Ok, thanks for the detailed information.
 
Old 02-13-2017, 06:52 PM   #7
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If booting from nvme device has been resolved,sorry!

I have intel ssd, and tried many ways.
And booting has gone right.

Reference issues that were helpful to me are below.
1.README_UEFI.TXT in slackware 14.2 install DVD.
2.https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:sl...uefi_and_elilo
3.README.txt in https://sourceforge.net/projects/eli...?source=navbar

Thanks!

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