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Can't install or start Sabayon 9

Postby Daktyl198 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 0:56

I wanted to use sabayon for the first time. I downloaded Sabayon 9 amd64 ISO from one of your mirrors and burned it to a DVD.
It boots to the menu just fine, but when I choose either "run" or "install" (normal, not media) it hangs when it tries to mount my /home partition on my current Ubuntu 12.04 installation (that I intend to completely wipe out).

This might be a double post from a couple others that I saw, but their situation seemed a bit different...
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Re: Can't install or start Sabayon 9

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:54

1. Just to rule it out, have you checked that the burn is good (Re: Checking the integrity of a LiveDVD/CD)?

2. What is your hardware? CPU? GPU?

3. If you can, run the following commands in Ubuntu and post the results here as they will give more details about your hardware:

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sudo lspci
sudo lsusb
sudo lsmod

4. Have a look in /boot/grub/grub.cfg (or wherever your GRUB 2 config file is located) to see what kernel boot parameters Ubuntu is using, and post the kernel boot line here.

5. Boot the Live DVD and press F5 when the menu appears. A small pop-up menu with a few kernel boot parameters will appear. The arrow keys move up and down the list, and pressing the Space bar or Enter selects a parameter. More than one enty can be selected this way. This is a new feature I haven't seen before and it confuses me, so I just press Esc and type the kernel boot parameters at the end of the kernel boot line displayed on the screen. Try one or more kernel boot parameters (Boot parameters and workarounds for problematic Hardware). With problematic hardware, I try parameters such as acpi=off, or noapic, or nomodeset, or xdriver=vesa|ati|radeon|nvidia|nv|nouveau (obviously select one that suits your GPU). But first you need to perform the other steps mentioned above.
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Re: Can't install or start Sabayon 9

Postby Daktyl198 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:03

Um....
Instead of doing that, I think I'll just try installing Saybayon 8 and upgrading from that. My friend said that that was the easiest option (he's been using saybayon for a while now).

Either way, I'll give you the info:
lspci
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet (rev b0)

lsusb
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Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bda:0158 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. USB 2.0 multicard reader
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 064e:a103 Suyin Corp. Acer/HP Integrated Webcam [CN0314]

lsmod
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Module                  Size  Used by
nls_utf8               12557  1
udf                    94317  1
crc_itu_t              12707  1 udf
pci_stub               12622  1
vboxpci                23200  0
vboxnetadp             13382  0
vboxnetflt             23441  0
vboxdrv               287082  3 vboxpci,vboxnetadp,vboxnetflt
rfcomm                 47604  0
bnep                   18281  2
parport_pc             32866  0
bluetooth             180104  10 rfcomm,bnep
ppdev                  17113  0
joydev                 17693  0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32474  1
snd_hda_codec_realtek   223867  1
acer_wmi               28418  0
sparse_keymap          13890  1 acer_wmi
mxm_wmi                12979  0
snd_hda_intel          33773  3
snd_hda_codec         127706  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm                97188  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi           13324  0
uvcvideo               72627  0
videodev               98259  1 uvcvideo
v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17128  1 videodev
snd_rawmidi            30748  1 snd_seq_midi
arc4                   12529  2
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
psmouse                87692  0
serio_raw              13211  0
snd_timer              29990  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
i915                  468745  4
iwl3945                79045  0
iwl_legacy             83037  1 iwl3945
mac80211              506816  2 iwl3945,iwl_legacy
wmi                    19256  2 acer_wmi,mxm_wmi
drm_kms_helper         46978  1 i915
cfg80211              205544  3 iwl3945,iwl_legacy,mac80211
snd                    78855  16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
drm                   242038  5 i915,drm_kms_helper
i2c_algo_bit           13423  1 i915
video                  19596  1 i915
mac_hid                13253  0
soundcore              15091  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
lp                     17799  0
parport                46562  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ums_realtek            18248  0
uas                    18180  0
atl1e                  42159  0
usb_storage            49198  1 ums_realtek

grub.cfg
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#
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE
#
# It is automatically generated by grub-mkconfig using templates
# from /etc/grub.d and settings from /etc/default/grub
#

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/00_header ###
if [ -s $prefix/grubenv ]; then
  set have_grubenv=true
  load_env
fi
set default="0"
if [ "${prev_saved_entry}" ]; then
  set saved_entry="${prev_saved_entry}"
  save_env saved_entry
  set prev_saved_entry=
  save_env prev_saved_entry
  set boot_once=true
fi

function savedefault {
  if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then
    saved_entry="${chosen}"
    save_env saved_entry
  fi
}

function recordfail {
  set recordfail=1
  if [ -n "${have_grubenv}" ]; then if [ -z "${boot_once}" ]; then save_env recordfail; fi; fi
}

function load_video {
  insmod vbe
  insmod vga
  insmod video_bochs
  insmod video_cirrus
}

insmod part_msdos
insmod ext2
set root='(hd0,msdos5)'
search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root 202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8
if loadfont /usr/share/grub/unicode.pf2 ; then
  set gfxmode=auto
  load_video
  insmod gfxterm
  insmod part_msdos
  insmod ext2
  set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
  search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
  set locale_dir=($root)/grub/locale
  set lang=en_US
  insmod gettext
fi
terminal_output gfxterm
if [ "${recordfail}" = 1 ]; then
  set timeout=-1
else
  set timeout=10
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/00_header ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###
set menu_color_normal=white/black
set menu_color_highlight=black/light-gray
if background_color 44,0,30; then
  clear
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/05_debian_theme ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###
function gfxmode {
   set gfxpayload="${1}"
   if [ "${1}" = "keep" ]; then
      set vt_handoff=vt.handoff=7
   else
      set vt_handoff=
   fi
}
if [ "${recordfail}" != 1 ]; then
  if [ -e ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt ]; then
    if hwmatch ${prefix}/gfxblacklist.txt 3; then
      if [ ${match} = 0 ]; then
        set linux_gfx_mode=keep
      else
        set linux_gfx_mode=text
      fi
    else
      set linux_gfx_mode=text
    fi
  else
    set linux_gfx_mode=keep
  fi
else
  set linux_gfx_mode=text
fi
export linux_gfx_mode
if [ "${linux_gfx_mode}" != "text" ]; then load_video; fi
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-25-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-25-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-25-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-25-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   echo   'Loading Linux 3.2.0-25-generic ...'
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-25-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro recovery nomodeset
   echo   'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-25-generic
}
submenu "Previous Linux versions" {
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-24-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-24-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   echo   'Loading Linux 3.2.0-24-generic ...'
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-24-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro recovery nomodeset
   echo   'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-24-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro   quiet splash $vt_handoff
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
}
menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 3.2.0-23-generic (recovery mode)' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os {
   recordfail
   insmod gzio
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   echo   'Loading Linux 3.2.0-23-generic ...'
   linux   /vmlinuz-3.2.0-23-generic root=UUID=202032db-6693-4394-adf1-f72bdf6905d8 ro recovery nomodeset
   echo   'Loading initial ramdisk ...'
   initrd   /initrd.img-3.2.0-23-generic
}
}
### END /etc/grub.d/10_linux ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###
### END /etc/grub.d/20_linux_xen ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+)" {
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   linux16   /memtest86+.bin
}
menuentry "Memory test (memtest86+, serial console 115200)" {
   insmod part_msdos
   insmod ext2
   set root='(hd0,msdos1)'
   search --no-floppy --fs-uuid --set=root e1a5a4a9-91a8-446b-b5df-d34ca870f98d
   linux16   /memtest86+.bin console=ttyS0,115200n8
}
### END /etc/grub.d/20_memtest86+ ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###
if [ "x${timeout}" != "x-1" ]; then
  if keystatus; then
    if keystatus --shift; then
      set timeout=-1
    else
      set timeout=0
    fi
  else
    if sleep --interruptible 3 ; then
      set timeout=0
    fi
  fi
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/30_os-prober ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###
# This file provides an easy way to add custom menu entries.  Simply type the
# menu entries you want to add after this comment.  Be careful not to change
# the 'exec tail' line above.
### END /etc/grub.d/40_custom ###

### BEGIN /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
if [ -f  $prefix/custom.cfg ]; then
  source $prefix/custom.cfg;
fi
### END /etc/grub.d/41_custom ###
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Re: Can't install or start Sabayon 9

Postby Daktyl198 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:50

Well, I figured out my problem >_>

By looking at the verbose mode on both S-8 and S-9 installations, it seems that after initializing the kernel, Sabayon can't mount the root filesystem on the CD -.-

So then it tries to find Sabayon installations on the partitions of my HDD to boot from, except I don't have any.

Can somebody PLEASE tell me how to get it to mount the file system on the CD rom?
I don't understand, since it loads the menu fine, and initilizes the kernel just fine as well...

P.S. none of the extra options in the menu helped any :/
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