Basic boot (a strange dance with Windows 8)...

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Basic boot (a strange dance with Windows 8)...

Postby HenryP » Wed Oct 23, 2013 18:32

I have Sabayon 13.10.0 installed on a usb 3.0 external hd. I do dual boot with Windows 8, on my AMD64 HP Pavillion desktop. I have been doing a very irritating dance to be able to use Sabayon: After I do a shutdown of my Linux system & CPU, to reboot Sabayon, I first need to completely boot back in to Windows... (going through the UEFI security hoops, which I can try to explain, if necessary), then back to the "legacy" mode (through UEFI), & restart---> "using a device"---> "hard drive"---> then the normal boot routine in Sabayon, via Grub.

What happens if I do not do this (completely boot into windows FIRST), is my CPU will hang up (blank screen, with a blinking underscore cursor in the upper left corner of the screen).

I have noticed that when the booting of Sabayon starts, about the third line of text, has an error message... something to the effect of "fstab /boot not valid mount point, ignoring." I have tried to obtain the boot in log... with no success. I have not been able to find any info on the suitability of using (say) syslog-ng from Gentoo on Sabayon...

This is from my /etc/fstab:
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# /etc/fstab
# Created by anaconda on Wed Sep 25 19:26:37 2013
# Accessible filesystems, by reference, are maintained under '/dev/disk'
# See man pages fstab(5), findfs(8), mount(8) and/or blkid(8) for more info
/dev/mapper/vg_muisicroom-lv_root /                       ext4    defaults        1 1
UUID=dd44e02d-0531-4e47-b888-22d9761c9df9 /boot           ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_muisicroom-lv_home /home                   ext4    defaults        1 2
/dev/mapper/vg_muisicroom-lv_swap swap                    swap    defaults        0 0
tmpfs                   /dev/shm                tmpfs   defaults        0 0
tmpfs                   /tmp                    tmpfs   noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=100M 0 0

Getting this silly problem resolved would be VERY nice indeed, but it sure would be good to figure out how to get Grub 2 (which I have installed) working through the UEFI (which I understand might be possible to do... I have apprehensions of trying this, because of wiping out windows bootloader of my previous windows XP/Debian on my old CPU... & having to figure out how to remedy).

This may not be a "beginners" problem (sure makes me feel like one :) ). Any help here would be appreciated, very much! & get me on the way to trying to resolve some other problems (hopefully).


P.s., when I do boot back into Windows, the clock is hours ahead of the actual time, & if I change it to the correct time, when I boot back into Sabayon, the clock there is changed (incorrect). Weird, no?
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