[Nottingham] Installing Devuan

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Mon Feb 26 16:04:40 UTC 2018

Hi Stripes,

Good to see you on the list. Sorry for the curious install problem...

A bit more diagnostic detail might help please?...

One thought for the Devuan install:

Are you using a separate /boot partition that is formatted with
something that Grub supports (such as ext2)?

Also, if this is for a newish UEFI system, have you got a VFAT EFI
partition set up?...

And does the BIOS/UEFI know to boot from the SSD?

(Have you got the UEFI boot checks silliness disabled?)

((And note that for some UEFI brokenness for boot-up, you may need to
rename Linux to be called 'Microsoft' instead... :-( Wolves and sheep
and chameleons and such silliness... ;-) ))

You're welcome to join us this Thursday for diagnostics and stories...!?

Good luck,

On 23/02/18 16:47, stripes theotoky via Nottingham wrote:
> When installing Devuan from USB it detects the SSD and installs but
> throws errors when installing GRUB2. The system is installed but
> unbootable. Attempting to install GRUB later gives input output errors.
> Install Ubuntu 17.04 to the same drive from CD works perfectly.
> Installing Devuan to replace Ubuntu gives a bootable Devuan that just
> starts to boot and then goes into a kernel panic with a message about
> kernel offset and off course hangs with flashing lights on the keyboard.
> Any ideas as to what is going wrong?
> Regards
> Stripes
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> Stripes Theotoky
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