LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - ARM
User Name
Password
Slackware - ARM This forum is for the discussion of Slackware ARM.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-02-2018, 03:36 AM   #1
DBLouis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2018
Location: Toulouse, FR
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Question SARPi install, missing boot partition


Hello

I am trying to install Slackware ARM on my Raspberry Pi 3. I followed the instruction but when running the setup, the FAT32 boot partition does not appear, so I cannot finish this step: http://sarpi.co.uk/index.php?p=slacksetup.

What did I do wrong?
 
Old 03-02-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
Penthux
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBLouis View Post
Hello

I am trying to install Slackware ARM on my Raspberry Pi 3. I followed the instruction but when running the setup, the FAT32 boot partition does not appear, so I cannot finish this step: http://sarpi.co.uk/index.php?p=slacksetup.

What did I do wrong?
First of all, did you make sure when you setup partitions using fdisk of cfdisk to save before quitting?

Then, during SETUP, there are FAT partitions found where you are asked to specify where to mount them. Did you mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 as /boot partition? An example partition setup: http://sarpi.co.uk/images/installimg/cfdisk06.png

Your error is most likely due to an oversight during the install process. Perhaps going through the Slackware ARM installation process again, making sure you have done everything correctly, would be beneficial.

Last edited by Penthux; 03-02-2018 at 12:42 PM. Reason: error correction
 
Old 03-02-2018, 12:39 PM   #3
DBLouis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2018
Location: Toulouse, FR
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penthux View Post
First of all, did you make sure when you setup partitions using fdisk of cfdisk to save before quitting?
Yes I did

Quote:
Originally Posted by Penthux View Post
Did you mount /dev/mmblk0p1 as /boot partition?
I just re-read the install guide and there is no mention of that. Where should I mount the device, /boot or /mnt/boot ?
 
Old 03-02-2018, 12:48 PM   #4
Penthux
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBLouis View Post
Yes I did

I just re-read the install guide and there is no mention of that. Where should I mount the device, /boot or /mnt/boot ?
It's right after you have finished setting up the /swap and root partitions. The process is called "Setting up non-Linux partitions" - see this example screenshot: http://sarpi.co.uk/images/installimg/setup09.png

Details of this can be found on this page: http://sarpi.co.uk/index.php?p=slacksetup

You should mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 as /boot, as shown in the installation guide on the SARPi website.
 
Old 03-02-2018, 01:06 PM   #5
DBLouis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2018
Location: Toulouse, FR
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penthux View Post
It's right after you have finished setting up the /swap and root partitions. The process is called "Setting up non-Linux partitions"
The thing is that the device does not show up there...
 
Old 03-02-2018, 01:31 PM   #6
Penthux
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBLouis View Post
The thing is that the device does not show up there...
That's very strange. My first thought is to try another microSD card and see if that produces the same results. If so, download the Slackware ARM installer archive again from the SARPi website and re-write it to your microSD card. Some SD cards have been known to cause problems like the one you've described. I've personally experienced this missing /boot partition mystery a few times in years gone by.

There has to be some reason why the /boot partition has gone AWOL. If you've followed the procedure correctly then I'm at a loss to advise you on what's gone wrong and how to solve it.

Please keep me apprised.
 
Old 03-03-2018, 02:35 AM   #7
DBLouis
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2018
Location: Toulouse, FR
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 14

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
I was choosing `done adding partitions, continue with setup` instead of `continue` so I was skipping that screen...
It work now, thank you.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 03-03-2018, 03:54 AM   #8
Penthux
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2008
Location: Middlesbrough, UK
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 232

Rep: Reputation: 67
Quote:
Originally Posted by DBLouis View Post
I was choosing `done adding partitions, continue with setup` instead of `continue` so I was skipping that screen...
Excellent! Well done at finding the cause of your problem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DBLouis View Post
It work now, thank you.
Je vous en pris.
 
Old 03-04-2018, 05:50 PM   #9
stormtracknole
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL
Posts: 1,061

Rep: Reputation: 150Reputation: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penthux View Post
That's very strange. My first thought is to try another microSD card and see if that produces the same results. If so, download the Slackware ARM installer archive again from the SARPi website and re-write it to your microSD card. Some SD cards have been known to cause problems like the one you've described. I've personally experienced this missing /boot partition mystery a few times in years gone by.

There has to be some reason why the /boot partition has gone AWOL. If you've followed the procedure correctly then I'm at a loss to advise you on what's gone wrong and how to solve it.

Please keep me apprised.
I'm running into this exact problem right now. The fdisk utility shows that there is indeed a FAT partition in /dev/mmcblk0p1. For whatever reason, the installer is not seeing it. I have re-installed the image several times already. I mean, in theory, I can add the entries to fstab after I finish with the install, right?
 
Old 03-05-2018, 03:41 AM   #10
drmozes
Slackware Contributor
 
Registered: Apr 2008
Location: Surrey, England
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 702

Rep: Reputation: 548Reputation: 548Reputation: 548Reputation: 548Reputation: 548Reputation: 548
Quote:
Originally Posted by stormtracknole View Post
I'm running into this exact problem right now. The fdisk utility shows that there is indeed a FAT partition in /dev/mmcblk0p1. For whatever reason, the installer is not seeing it. I have re-installed the image several times already. I mean, in theory, I can add the entries to fstab after I finish with the install, right?
It might be that the script used to find the partitions is buggy. Have a look at the script that produces the output for the menu when the problem occurs next.
 
Old 03-05-2018, 01:21 PM   #11
stormtracknole
Senior Member
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Slackware, RHEL
Posts: 1,061

Rep: Reputation: 150Reputation: 150
Quote:
Originally Posted by drmozes View Post
It might be that the script used to find the partitions is buggy. Have a look at the script that produces the output for the menu when the problem occurs next.
What is the script that handles the install? I'm not overly familiar with the inner workings of the Slackware install. However, this is a good chance to take a look.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
SARPi website new URL - sarpi.co.uk Exaga Slackware - ARM 4 01-28-2018 06:36 PM
Triple-boot Mac/Win/Linux: Possible to boot from, or install swap partition on second drive? endgame Linux - Newbie 14 02-18-2017 06:07 AM
[SOLVED] boot partition missing jbaramidze Linux - Software 0 03-01-2014 02:44 PM
Want to use Windows Boot Loader - Install to Boot Sector of Linux Partition? Xenarios Linux - Newbie 7 07-30-2010 03:41 AM
missing /boot/grub after fresh install of Ubuntu 8.04 adityavpratap Ubuntu 3 06-12-2008 08:59 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware > Slackware - ARM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:32 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration