After GRUB I only get black screen

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After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby xyz » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:38

Hi,
After GRUB I only get a black screen instead of a request to type my password for the encrypted HDD.

Here are the screenshots of booting Sabayon:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yXyOMlPkviZFZHZTdXZTZ0aW8/edit?usp=sharing
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4yXyOMlPkviRURZbHRkeVMzNW8/edit?usp=sharing

Is there a way to fix it?

Thank you in advance.
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Re: After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby Henri » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:49

Hi
I am not an expert with Sabayon and complete stranger with an encrypted HD, but I have had black screens during the years of using Sabayon. Some black screens have been solved and others don't.

Can you tell if this black screen happened after a update or just randomly... was there any maintenance or upgrades before?

Also when you say black screen. Do you mean a black screen with nothing on the screen or do you have a blinking cursor on top left of the screen?

One another thing. Can you get to the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Al t+ F1 keys together?
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Re: After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby Provia » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:10

Hi xyx!

Do this error persist on other kernels? If you can start a session, even in recovery mode, try to update your grub.
Tell me if this works.
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Re: After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby Provia » Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:36

I see that you still have grub 1.99 and not 2.00 why?
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Re: After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby pinkytoes » Mon Jun 09, 2014 17:59

this has just happened to my friend's sabayon box
after working fine, then sitting peacefully for two weeks.
it goes from grub to black screen with cursor,
and from there you can get to fullscreen terminal.

i can log in as user with root privileges,
and can verify the user files are intact.
my skills at reading at the speed of an electron
are not really enough to read all grub messages.

Code: Select all
systemd-fsck[1482]:sabayon: clean,
 322974/3932160 files, 3872066/15728640 blocks
[FAILED] Failed to activate swap
 /dev/disk/by-uuid/1bef5cd2-63e0-4800-9373-c4d4e6547731.
See 'systemctl status dev-disk-by
\x2duuid-1bef5cd2\x2d63e0\x2d4800\2d9373\x2dc4d4e6547731.swap' for details.
 [DEPEND] Dependency failed for Swap.
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Re: After GRUB I only get black screen

Postby pinkytoes » Mon Jun 09, 2014 19:57

Code: Select all
# fsck
fsck from util-linux 2.24.1
e2fscj 1.42.9 (28-Dec-2013)
\dev\sda5 is mounted
e2fsck: Cannot continue, aborting.


when done charging the e1-572p,
will check dmesg.txt and /var/log/boot.log
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