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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: udev does not start at boot time Reply with quote

Please, go directly to post #6
Initial title : cloning a system with duplicate hardware fails. How to do it
New title : udev does not start at boot time



Hi,
I need to clone my gentoo desktop on a second identical hardware - not completely identical :
- one hard disk instead of two - so I adapted the fstab
- video card from same vendor (nvidia), same family, just more RAM - I did nothing
- CPU with a bit higher fraquency - I did nothing
I used rsync -a from the boot DVD to clone my system on an external storage, and another rsync -a on the new hardware - after having prepared the disk of course.
I changed the network configuration and the hostname. I wrote the MBR from Grub. That's all, and reboot.
I have some errors during booting, then I get xdm and I can enter my username & password, and finally press OK to login. Then, the X server freezes.
Any clue ?
What would be the best way / protocol to clone a system ?


Last edited by lalebarde on Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:33 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are the boot errors?

you might try rebuilding the nvidia-drivers ...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A straight copy, with tar or rsync, has always worked for me. At a guess it's
some small change in the new hardware.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks cwr, but it does not solve the problem.
I checked the video card :
PC1 (nominal) :
Code:
           *-display
                description: VGA compatible controller
                produit: G92 [GeForce GTS 240]
                fabriquant: nVidia Corporation
                identifiant matériel: 0
                information bus: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a2
                bits: 64 bits
                horloge: 33MHz
                fonctionnalités: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
                ressources: irq:16 mémoire:fa000000-faffffff mémoire:d0000000-dfffffff mémoire:f8000000-f9ffffff portE/S:dc00(taille=128) mémoire:fbde0000-fbdfffff

PC2 (duplicate) :
Code:
           *-display UNCLAIMED
                description: VGA compatible controller
                product: nVidia Corporation
                vendor: nVidia Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list
                configuration: latency=0

from the Vendor, PC2 has a "PCI Express Nvidia GeForce GTS 240 1024 Mb". So the only difference are the version : a1 versus a2, and one less capability : rom. BTW,
is it normal to have : "display UNCLAIMED" ?

Here are the :
- dmesg : http://pastebin.com/EzpExdEf
- Xorg.0.log : http://pastebin.com/K8Fuw2C0
- lshw : http://pastebin.com/SYuqRb4x
- lspci : http://pastebin.com/5HaGkj3w
Code:
# cat /media/0506-2F16/PCCARO/uname-a.txt
Linux livecd 2.6.30-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Fri Oct 9 19:28:18 UTC 2009 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Note : 2.6.30 is the version of the kernel of the live DVD, the one of the two PC is 2.6.37
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rebuilt everything. No change. It seems the problem does not come from the video drivers : xdm is waiting for cupsdxdm, tty1 is waiting as tty7, tty2 to 4 are not available.
Code:
xdm: waiting for cupsd (5 seconds)
xdm          |local          |nfs          |  *     *     *  local: timed out waiting for cupsdxdm:    timed out waiting for cupsdnfs:    timed out waiting for cupsd
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you start reading this thread, you may skip the previous posts as the problem resolution has refined

When I analyse the boot, udev does not start.

Here is my rc.log
Code:
rc shutdown logging stopped at Sun Nov 27 15:23:32 2011


rc boot logging started at Wed Dec  7 17:30:24 2011

hwclock                   | * Setting system clock using the hardware clock [UTC] ...
 [ ok ]
modules                   | * Loading module tg3 ...
hostname                  | * Setting hostname to VENUS ...
 [ ok ]
sysctl                    | * Configuring kernel parameters ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
modules                   | * Loading module nvidia ...
 [ ok ]
modules                   | * Loading module vboxdrv ...
 [ ok ]
modules                   | * Autoloaded 3 module(s)
hibernate-cleanup         | * Invalidating stale software suspend images ...
 [ ok ]
lvm                       | * Setting up the Logical Volume Manager ...
lvm                       |  No volume groups found
lvm                       |  No volume groups found
lvm                       |  No volume groups found
 [ ok ]
fsck                      | * Checking local filesystems  ...
fsck                      |racine: clean, 33680/256512 files, 303852/1024135 blocks
fsck                      |boot: clean, 286/66264 files, 80075/265008 blocks
fsck                      |var: clean, 233160/4104000 files, 12229774/16384000 blocks
fsck                      |usr: clean, 1136958/3268608 files, 11938287/13056820 blocks
fsck                      |home: recovering journal
fsck                      |home: clean, 212202/8200192 files, 27719494/32768583 blocks
fsck                      |Data: recovering journal
fsck                      |Data: clean, 1043198/43589632 files, 173241154/174335371 blocks
 [ ok ]
root                      | * Remounting root filesystem read/write ...
 [ ok ]
mtab                      | * Updating /etc/mtab ...
 [ ok ]
localmount                | * Mounting local filesystems ...
 [ ok ]
procfs                    | * Mounting USB device filesystem [usbfs] ...
swap                      | * Activating swap devices ...
urandom                   | * Initializing random number generator ...
 [ ok ]
procfs                    | * Mounting misc binary format filesystem ...
 [ ok ]
 [34m[ ok ]
bootmisc                  | * Creating user login records ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
bootmisc                  | * Cleaning /var/run ...
 [ ok ]
bootmisc                  | * Wiping /tmp directory ...
 [ ok ]
termencoding              | * Setting terminal encoding [UTF-8] ...
alsasound                 | * Loading ALSA modules ...
 [ ok ]
keymaps                   | * Setting keyboard mode [UTF-8] ...
consolefont               | * Setting console font [lat9w-16] ...
net.lo                    | * Bringing up interface lo
net.lo                    | *   Caching network module dependencies
alsasound                 | *   Loading: snd-mixer-oss ...
 [ ok ]
keymaps                   | * Loading key mappings [fr-latin9] ...
 [ ok ]
alsasound                 | *   Loading: snd-pcm-oss ...
 [ ok ]
alsasound                 | *   Loading: snd-seq-oss ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
alsasound                 | * Restoring Mixer Levels ...
alsasound                 |No state is present for card Creative
alsasound                 |Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Creative SB0880 X-Fi" "HDA:1102000d,11020044,00100000" "0x1102" "0x0044"
alsasound                 |Hardware is initialized using a generic method
 [ ok ]
alsasound                 |No state is present for card Creative
alsasound                 | * Errors while restoring defaults, ignoring
 [ ok ]
net.lo                    | *   127.0.0.1/8 ...
 [ ok ]
net.lo                    | *   Adding routes
net.lo                    | *     127.0.0.0/8 via 127.0.0.1 ...
 [ ok ]

rc boot logging stopped at Wed Dec  7 17:30:28 2011


rc default logging started at Wed Dec  7 17:30:28 2011

dbus                      | * Starting D-BUS system messagebus ...
net.qtap0                 | * Bringing up interface qtap0
net.eth0                  | * Bringing up interface eth0
net.qtap0                 | *   Creating Tun/Tap interface qtap0 ...
net.eth0                  | *   ERROR: interface eth0 does not exist
net.eth0                  | *   Ensure that you have loaded the correct kernel module for your hardware
net.eth0                  | * ERROR: net.eth0 failed to start
 [ ok ]
net.qtap0                 | *   Changing MAC address of qtap0 ...
 [ ok ]
net.qtap0                 | *     changed to 02:5A:4B:3C:2D:1E
net.qtap0                 | *   null ...
 [ ok ]
net.br0                   | * Bringing up interface br0
net.br0                   | *   Creating bridge br0 ...
net.br0                   | *   Adding ports to br0
net.br0                   | *     qtap0 ...
 [ ok ]
net.br0                   | *   192.168.98.1/24 ...
 [ ok ]
net.br0                   | *   Waiting for IPv6 addresses ...
 [ ok ]
udev-postmount            | * Doing udev cleanups
bluetooth                 | * Starting Bluetooth ...
 [ ok ]
bluetooth                 | *   Starting rfcomm ...
syslog-ng                 | * Starting syslog-ng ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
acpid                     | * Starting acpid ...
gpm                       | * Starting gpm ...
dcron                     | * Starting dcron ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
keytouch                  | * Running keytouch-init ...
 [ ok ]
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 140 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 155 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 172 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 114 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 115 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 164 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 166 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 113 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 165 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 163 to scancode 786 (0x312)
keytouch                  |keytouch-init: Failed to set keycode:
keytouch                  |keycode 171 to scancode 786 (0x312)
 [ ok ]
keytouch                  | * Starting keytouch-acpid ...
 [ ok ]
 [ ok ]
netmount                  | * ERROR: cannot start netmount as net.eth0 would not start
kvm                       | * ERROR: cannot start kvm as net.eth0 would not start
samba                     | * ERROR: cannot start samba as net.eth0 would not start
xdm                       | * Setting up gdm ...
bridge_forward            | * Turning on forwarding for bridge interface ...
 [ ok ]
postgresql-8.4            | * The following file(s) were not found in /etc/postgresql-8.4/:
postgresql-8.4            | *     postgresql.conf
postgresql-8.4            | *     pg_hba.conf
postgresql-8.4            | *     pg_ident.conf
postgresql-8.4            | * HINT: Try:
postgresql-8.4            | * mv /Data/postgresql/8.4/data/*.conf /etc/postgresql-8.4/
postgresql-8.4            | * ERROR: postgresql-8.4 failed to start
 [ ok ]
local                     | * Starting local
 [ ok ]

rc default logging stopped at Wed Dec  7 17:30:34 2011


From the chrooted environment (but I am not sure this is relevant from chroot since boot is from live DVD) :
Code:
# rc-status sysinit
Runlevel: sysinit
 dmesg                                                                                 [  stopped  ]
 udev                                                                                  [  stopped  ]
 devfs                                                                                 [  stopped  ]


Otherwise :
Code:
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/dmesg status
 * status: stopped
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/udev status
 * status: stopped
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/devfs status
 * status: stopped


Let's try to start them :
Code:
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/devfs start
devfs                     | * Mounting /dev/shm ...                                           [ ok ]
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/udev start
udev-mount                | * /dev is already mounted
udev                      | * Starting udevd ...
udev                      | * start-stop-daemon: /sbin/udevd is already running               [ !! ]
udev                      | * ERROR: udev failed to start
(chroot) livecd / # /etc/init.d/dmesg start
(chroot) livecd / # rc-status sysinit
Runlevel: sysinit
 dmesg                                                                                 [  started  ]
 udev                                                                                  [  stopped  ]
 devfs                                                                                 [  started  ]


That looks right - udev does not start here for good reasons.

So why does udev refuse to start on boot ?

EDIT :
Code:
# cat /media/0506-2F16/PCCARO/uname-a.txt
Linux livecd 2.6.30-gentoo-r5 #1 SMP Fri Oct 9 19:28:18 UTC 2009 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 870 @ 2.93GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Code:
(chroot) livecd / # grep -i inotify /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_INOTIFY_USER=y
(chroot) livecd / # grep -i sysfs_deprecated /usr/src/linux/.config
# CONFIG_SYSFS_DEPRECATED is not set

Code:
(chroot) livecd ~ # mkdir test
(chroot) livecd ~ # mount --bind / test
(chroot) livecd ~ # cd test/dev
(chroot) livecd dev # ls | egrep "null|console"
console
null
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