Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
Kernel loads, but boot process does not continue
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
tjscollins
n00b
n00b


Joined: 21 Apr 2011
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:23 am    Post subject: Kernel loads, but boot process does not continue Reply with quote

I have a bizarre problem that I have never seen before. Just finished installing Gentoo on a new laptop and it does not boot and gives no apparent error messages.

The kernel loads fine, detects the hard drive, mounts the root partition, detects my wifi chip, usb peripherals etc., and then just stops. The boot scripts never start.

Any ideas?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
The Doctor
Veteran
Veteran


Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 1513

PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it might help to see the problem...
_________________
First things first, but not necessarily in that order.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
tjscollins
n00b
n00b


Joined: 21 Apr 2011
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were no error messages logged to post, but I figured it out.

Turned out I used one of the bad stage3 tarballs (an old one from last fall) that didn't have /dev populated correctly (only had /dev/null, not /dev/console or /dev/zero) so udev couldn't fill the rest of /dev out. Once I fixed that the system booted.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Installing Gentoo All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum