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 Post subject: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:43 pm 
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Just bought an ASUS X201E
This comes with Ubuntu 12.04 and i tried 12.10 on a pen drive it boots just fine



However peppermint will not boot. It starts booting before switching to a black screen.
Seems to be a video problem and i found another user complaining similarly with mint.

any hint ?
Processor is a celeron b847
Tx

(I am puzzled by unity, i like the old fashion lxde style)
I could install lxde and start lxpanel but i still have the unity bar on the right; maybe i should kill that process somehow ? and get the same result or close.


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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Can you boot to Ubuntu 12.04, then open a terminal and run:
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gedit /etc/default/grub

then post the contents of that file back here .. so we can see if ASUS added any kernel boot parameters to get Ubuntu 12.04 to work.

Can you also run:
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sudo lshw -C display

and post what's returned in the terminal .. so we can see which graphics card you have.

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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:57 pm 
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Thank you for your answer and help.

christophe@christophe-X201EP:/tmp$ grep -v "#" /etc/default/grub

GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT=0tu
GRUB_HIDDEN_TIMEOUT_QUIET=true
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=`lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian`
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

christophe@christophe-X201EP:/tmp$

I do not think asus did anything special, since i could boot a 12.10 ubuntu version from a usb stick (12.04 is installed). I tried peppermint and slitaz and both booted to black screen.

christophe@christophe-X201EP:/tmp$ sudo lshw -C display
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
produit: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
fabriquant: Intel Corporation
identifiant matériel: 2
information bus: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 09
bits: 64 bits
horloge: 33MHz
fonctionnalités: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
ressources: irq:44 mémoire:f7800000-f7bfffff mémoire:e0000000-efffffff portE/S:f000(taille=64)
christophe@christophe-X201EP:/tmp$

This is the same output from my desktop (which has a I3) EXCEPT here irq:44 while on my desktop irq:41


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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:13 pm 
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OK .. something too try.

Boot to your Peppermint 3 LiveCD/LiveUSB, and as soon as you see the Peppermint logo (where you can select Try Peppermnt, Install Peppermint.etc.) hit the "Tab" key.

Some writing should appear at the bottom of the screen that ends with:-

initrd.lz quiet splash --

use the backspace key to get rid of "quiet splash --" and add "nomodeset" .. so that writing ends with:-

initrd.lz nomodeset

Then hit the Enter key to boot.

Did it boot to a Live Desktop ?

Don't necessarily install Peppermint 3 yet .. I just want to know if the nomodeset kernel boot parameter works.

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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 am 
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:( 've been punished for doing that ...


Begin: running /scripts/init-bottom... done.
[ xx] request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c
[xx ] kernel panic - not sysncing: Attempted to kill init !
[ xxxx ] PID: 1, comm: run-init Not tainted 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu
[ xxx ] call trace


I can provide the grac if this help (well take a pic and post it somehow)

But I guess just that already helps ?


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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:13 pm 
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Couple of questions

a) Can you still boot Ubuntu 12.04

b) Is Ubuntu 12.04 the 64bit version

c) Is the Peppermint 3 LiveCD/LiveUSB the 32bit version ?

d) Did you attempt to install Peppermint as part of a dual boot setup ?

This error:
request_module: runaway loop modprobe binfmt-464c

is usually caused by a 32bit kernel trying to run a 64bit OS .. the kernel attempts to modprobe (load) the binfmt-464c module for ELF support, yet modprobe itself *requires* ELF suppoort .. so you're stuck in a loop

Try a 64bit version of Peppermint 3.

Or even better, boot to Ubuntu, and send the output from both:
Code:
uname -a

and
Code:
sudo fdisk -l

and
Code:
sudo blkid

and
Code:
mount

FIRST .. so we can check your Ubuntu architecture, and partition layout before advising further.

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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:21 pm 
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booting on a X64 peppermint, that did turn out unexpectedly.

No kernel panic and I can see it is trying to boot peppermint (the screen and the log) which then arrives on an UBUNTU 12.04 lts login screen.
I believe it somehow ended up starting something from the rescue partition on the disk.
I cant login because i do not have the login password and the touchpad is not activated. This is not exactly the same login screen i get when booting 12.04 from disk in that it is similar but does not present the option to login as guest, and the keyboard is US (my on disk ubuntu is configured for an AZERTY keyboard).
The usb was prepared with the startup disk creator menu from my desktop peppermint (but i think i have also installed some usb-creator software from synaptics and could not tell for sure if there could a some impact)

Regarding your comment and the loop ending up with a kernel panic: that sounds also like a problem with the startup code from the peppermint disk, right?

a) Can you still boot Ubuntu 12.04
YES with the on disk version; also i successfully booted from usb a 386 12-10 version, that i had prepared with the same procedure as described above..... SO i suspect a problem with the peppermint early stage scripts or boot or whatever

b) Is Ubuntu 12.04 the 64bit version
i think it is a 64 bit 12-04, preinstalled
:~$ uname -a
Linux christophe-X201EP 3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:44:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$

and i am pretty sure the 12-10 i tried on usb was a 32 bits i downloaded a few days ago


c) Is the Peppermint 3 LiveCD/LiveUSB the 32bit version ?
the one which kernel panics is; the other one with the weird behoavior is a 386 2012-07-22, downloaded in sept, I used that iso to install my desktop

d) Did you attempt to install Peppermint as part of a dual boot setup ?Not sure what you mean. There are already 2 partitions pointed to by grub on the disk, one with 12-05, and another one is a rescue parttion that will restore ubuntu to factory state. I was not trying to install, just trying to live run at this stage


christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$ uname -a
Linux christophe-X201EP 3.2.0-36-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jan 8 21:44:52 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$ sudo fdisk -l
[sudo] password for christophe:

Attention : identifiant de table de partitions GPT (GUID) détecté sur « /dev/sda » ! L'utilitaire sfdisk ne prend pas GPT en charge. Utilisez GNU Parted.


Disk /dev/sda: 500.1 GB, 500107862016 bytes
255 têtes, 63 secteurs/piste, 60801 cylindres, total 976773168 secteurs
Unités = secteurs de 1 * 512 = 512 octets
Taille de secteur (logique / physique) : 512 octets / 4096 octets
taille d'E/S (minimale / optimale) : 4096 octets / 4096 octets
Identifiant de disque : 0x00000000

Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs Id Système
/dev/sda1 1 976773167 488386583+ ee GPT
La partition 1 ne débute pas sur une frontière de cylindre physique.
/dev/sda3 * 0 0 0 0 Vide
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$ sudo blkid
/dev/sda1: UUID="D509-99F6" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda2: LABEL="PQSERVICE" UUID="2250-8E47" TYPE="vfat"
/dev/sda3: UUID="05643352-201b-43e8-976a-c1d40d591e80" TYPE="ext4"
/dev/sda4: UUID="bb448ef7-de71-4b93-8343-74c1c165c1ad" TYPE="swap"
/dev/sda5: UUID="949EBECD9EBEA6E0" TYPE="ntfs"
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$ mount
/dev/sda3 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda1 on /boot/efi type vfat (rw)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/christophe/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=christophe)
christophe@christophe-X201EP:~$


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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:03 pm 
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This sounds like a UEFI problem .. is there an option to change from "UEFi" to "Legacy/BIOS" boot mode.

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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:05 am 
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Not that I can see in the setup, (but though i had heard of uefi i know nonthing more about it than what i read on wikipedia.)

However with that particular usb stick, at boot time i have 2 options (in addition to UBUNTU 12.05)

UEDI: [usb stick name]
[usb stick name]

The first option leads nowhere; the second give the few results i mentionned.

Also, there is a message you may have noticed in fdisk -l

Périphérique Amorce Début Fin Blocs Id Système
/dev/sda1 1 976773167 488386583+ ee GPT
La partition 1 ne débute pas sur une frontière de cylindre physique.
/dev/sda3 * 0 0 0 0 Vide

which basically says parti 1 is not align on a cylinder.
Should I worry about that and use gparted to move it so as to align it ?


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 Post subject: Re: peppermint will not boot
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:44 am 
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Whilst it's not ideal that ASUS didn't align the partitions properly (particularly on an SSD) it won't hurt anything in and of itself.

You need to access the UEFI interface (like the BIOS) then make sure it's set to "Legacy boot" .. you may also want to disable XHCI

Turn of XHCI mode in the UEFI interface (BIOS) .. it may be at:-

Advanced > USB Configuration > XHCI Pre-Boot Mode [Disabled]

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[EDIT]

There's a section in this:
http://bach-online.de/2012/12/27/ubuntu ... 01e-x201e/
that says:-

Quote:
I used Linux Live USB creator on Windows to put the downloaded iso file from Ubuntu (link) onto a USB stick and make it bootable. I booted from the stick using the legacy BIOS option by pressing ESC during startup and then selecting the USB stick in the menu and not the UEFI boot option.

The UEFI install caused a lot of trouble and did not work, also with the other Linux distributions. To save time, I therefore opted for the good old BIOS option that seemed to work.


Does any of that make sense ? .. Imean what happens if you hit Esc at bootup ?

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