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Bug #9926

Booting/Installation problem

Added by Georgios Papadopoulos 9 months ago. Updated 6 months ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Start date:
2018-10-25
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Difficulty:
Medium
Tags:
needs-triage

Description

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.


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Screenshot from 2018-10-28 09-44-12.png (1010 KB) Screenshot from 2018-10-28 09-44-12.png Georgios Papadopoulos, 2018-10-28 07:44 AM
p2.png (831 KB) p2.png Georgios Papadopoulos, 2018-10-30 04:22 PM

History

#1

Updated by Toomas Soome 9 months ago

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.

Apparently the screenshot is missing.

#2

Updated by Georgios Papadopoulos 9 months ago

Toomas Soome wrote:

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.

Apparently the screenshot is missing.

Apologies for that

#3

Updated by Jason King 9 months ago

Try going to the boot options menu and enabling Verbose and booting -- that'll help determine where it's hanging.

#4

Updated by Georgios Papadopoulos 9 months ago

Jason King wrote:

Try going to the boot options menu and enabling Verbose and booting -- that'll help determine where it's hanging.

Unfortunately, nothing changes.

#5

Updated by Toomas Soome 9 months ago

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.

This sounds like you have UEFI boot - press esc from menu to get OK prompt and type show efi-version
With UEFI we only do support serial console at this time (boot -B console=ttya or ttyb ..). Otherwise, use bios emulation.

#6

Updated by Georgios Papadopoulos 9 months ago

Toomas Soome wrote:

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.

This sounds like you have UEFI boot - press esc from menu to get OK prompt and type show efi-version
With UEFI we only do support serial console at this time (boot -B console=ttya or ttyb ..). Otherwise, use bios emulation.

Hello...

I did both steps. The outcome of the first one is

2.50

and of the second shown in p2.png

Is there any other way to make it work?

Thank you

#7

Updated by Toomas Soome 8 months ago

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Toomas Soome wrote:

Georgios Papadopoulos wrote:

Hello to all

A few days ago I tried the new snapshot of OI. I created both a boot able DVD and USB. Note of this worked (see attached screenshot). The machine stops and the CAPS LOCK button lights on.

My box is: https://www.lenovo.com/gr/el/laptops/legion-laptops/legion-y-series/Legion-Y520/p/88GMY500808

I would really appreciate any resolution to this problem, for currently I am a Linux user and I want to convert to Unix.

Thank you all in advance.

This sounds like you have UEFI boot - press esc from menu to get OK prompt and type show efi-version
With UEFI we only do support serial console at this time (boot -B console=ttya or ttyb ..). Otherwise, use bios emulation.

Hello...

I did both steps. The outcome of the first one is

2.50

and of the second shown in p2.png

Is there any other way to make it work?

Thank you

Ok, so yes, you are running system in UEFI mode, and unfortunately we do not support UEFI local console yet, we can only use serial console at this time.

To use serial console, boot -B console=ttya (or ttyb or ...)

From the p2.png I can only see you did probably boot with -kd you do not need to use those or leave out -d or enter ::cont from kmdb prompt.

#8

Updated by Stephan Althaus 6 months ago

At first, you should try to enable "legacy boot",
this will give you a text console where you can read whats going on while booting..

I suppose you will have a problem with X, because you might have a system with NVidia "Optimus".
In this case the only option is using the VESA driver along the BIOS setting "discrete graphics only"

If you have then luckily configured the system to give you a graphical login on boot,
then you might switch to UEFI boot..

#9

Updated by Georgios Papadopoulos 6 months ago

Stephan Althaus wrote:

At first, you should try to enable "legacy boot",
this will give you a text console where you can read whats going on while booting..

I suppose you will have a problem with X, because you might have a system with NVidia "Optimus".
In this case the only option is using the VESA driver along the BIOS setting "discrete graphics only"

If you have then luckily configured the system to give you a graphical login on boot,
then you might switch to UEFI boot..

Hello

I have already done these steps without any success.

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