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by VolvoBirkenstock
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:28
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Booting Problems

I am marking this as "Likely Solved". I apologize for wasting everyone's time, but I suspect that I now know at least part of the root cause. You may recall that I mentioned that there was a BSOD while in Win7, and that there was a vibrating/buzzing sound. I assumed that the hard drive had been dama...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:08
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Booting Problems

I have been dual booting between Linux and Win7 . The motherboard is UEFI. 1. Based on this information, are you now saying that I incorrectly formatted the hard drive? 2. Are you now saying that I still needed a FAT32 /boot/efi partition? If I performed task 1 and 2 listed above incorrectly, then w...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sat Apr 14, 2018 20:37
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Booting Problems

Thank you for your response, Sabayonino. I do not claim to fully understand what you are telling me. I am apparently running grub 2.02_beta3-r1. Are you telling me that the BSOD seen in Windows which resulted in an inability to directly boot from grub into either Windows or Linux is because my /boot...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:07
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Booting Problems

Hello, Fitzcarraldo. Thank you for your response. Answers to your questions in your order. Information obtained using Linux utilities, where needed. 1. UEFI. 2. The partition table is "msdos", so I assume that is "MBR". 3. /boot is on a different partition than "/". (If I recall correctly, this was ...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Mon Apr 09, 2018 15:23
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: Booting Problems

I suspect that WinBlowz 7 overwrote an important region of my hard drive, thereby damaging the normal boot process. Here are the results from an extended multi-hour smartctl run with output displayed with "smartctl -x": smartctl 6.6 2017-11-05 r4594 [x86_64-linux-4.9.0-sabayon] (local build) Copyrig...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sun Apr 08, 2018 19:57
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: Booting Problems [Likely Solved]
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Booting Problems [Likely Solved]

Hello, Sabayon Gurus. I don't believe this is a Sabayon or a Linux problem, but I am hoping for an explanation. I have a system that is dual-bootable to Win7 and Sabayon. Last time I was in Win7, I was abused by the BSOD and could hear the hard drive buzzing/vibrating in a strange manner. Subsequent...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sun Feb 04, 2018 18:41
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: An upgrade from Hades... [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: An upgrade from Hades... [Solved]

Yes, sabayonino, the "multithresh" was my typo. "history|grep equo" shows that I used "multifetch".

I am curious as to why the upgrade was so problematic. I am also curious about what I should do to preclude recurrence. Should I plan on performing a fresh install?

Thank you.
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:00
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: An upgrade from Hades... [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: An upgrade from Hades...

The upgrade process appears to have worked since I was able to reboot and have found no subsequent problems. The system did crash during the first execution of "equo upgrade --multithresh=10" approximately 11 hours ago, and the upgrade had been running for approximately 4.5 hours at that time. I pla...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:25
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: An upgrade from Hades... [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: An upgrade from Hades...

I was able to get rid of all of the statements similar to /bin/bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: cannot change locale (en_US.UTF-8) by deleting the leading "#" from the line containing "en_US.UTF-8 UTF-8" in /etc/locale.gen, and then executing "locale-gen". The upgrade processing has apparently fini...
by VolvoBirkenstock
Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:52
Forum: Beginners|Newbies Area
Topic: An upgrade from Hades... [Solved]
Replies: 7
Views: 641

Re: An upgrade from Hades...

I believe I have reached a point of no progress on my desktop. The most recent output to stdout from "equo upgrade --multifetch=10" follows: ╠ ## Unpacking: sys-kernel:linux-sabayon-4.9.78.ae3607acec831acbfce4c375a3db033e88653d02~0.tbz2 ╠ ## Package phase: setup bash: warning: setlocale: LC_ALL: can...