You are not logged in.

#1 2017-05-20 11:02:23

chraffx
Member
Registered: 2017-05-20
Posts: 3

[SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Hi, on a new install I decided to try out rEFInd. I used the scripted installation but when I rebooted, there were no boot entries I could boot into. How it looks: https://ibb.co/jbqbyF Thanks for any help you can provide smile

Last edited by chraffx (2017-05-21 04:27:09)

Offline

#2 2017-05-20 13:33:35

loqs
Member
Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 2,960

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Please post the contents of the system's /boot/refind_linux.conf

Offline

#3 2017-05-20 13:59:17

mrunion
Member
From: Jonesborough, TN
Registered: 2007-01-26
Posts: 1,856
Website

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Also, what scripted installation did you use?


Matt

"It is very difficult to educate the educated."

Offline

#4 2017-05-20 14:08:59

Trilby
Forum Fellow
From: Massachusetts, USA
Registered: 2011-11-29
Posts: 17,449
Website

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

mrunion wrote:

Also, what scripted installation did you use?

I suspect he means this.


Resist the GNU world order.

Offline

#5 2017-05-20 14:12:08

Onf
Member
Registered: 2017-03-29
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Refind detects all installed bootloaders, here it seems there are none on the esp partition.

Have you done:
bootctl install from the chroot?

Offline

#6 2017-05-20 14:18:21

loqs
Member
Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 2,960

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Onf wrote:

Refind detects all installed bootloaders, here it seems there are none on the esp partition.

Refind is a bootloader and if it is not installed on the ESP how would it being loaded and produce a blank screen?

Onf wrote:

Have you done:
bootctl install from the chroot?

Refind does not need any help from another bootloader to boot an OS.  Adding an additional bootloader may confuse the issue and I do not see how it will diagnose the issue with refind and its configuration.

Offline

#7 2017-05-20 14:56:04

Onf
Member
Registered: 2017-03-29
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Maybe because refind disables arch default entry by default unless an efi file is found:

menuentry "Arch Linux" {
    icon     /EFI/refind/icons/os_arch.png
    volume   "Arch Linux"
    loader   /boot/vmlinuz-linux
    initrd   /boot/initramfs-linux.img
    options  "root=PARTUUID=5028fa50-0079-4c40-b240-abfaf28693ea rw add_efi_memmap"
    submenuentry "Boot using fallback initramfs" {
        initrd /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
    }
    submenuentry "Boot to terminal" {
        add_options "systemd.unit=multi-user.target"
    }
    disabled
}

linux-lts is detected directly.

Offline

#8 2017-05-20 15:23:40

Onf
Member
Registered: 2017-03-29
Posts: 13

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

Loqs for your personal references a quote of Rod Smith:

Fundamentally, rEFIt and rEFInd are boot managers. I presume this is what motivated Christoph Pfisterer to create rEFIt. I forked rEFIt into rEFInd after rEFIt fell into disrepair.

A boot loader, by contrast, loads a kernel into memory and transfers control to it. A boot loader does not need to interact with the user directly (although it could). Neither rEFIt nor rEFInd is technically a boot loader, although the Linux kernel creates a blurred line, because it includes a feature (the EFI stub loader) that enables it to function as its own EFI boot loader.

https://askubuntu.com/questions/831161/ … ind/832609

Offline

#9 2017-05-20 15:58:02

loqs
Member
Registered: 2014-03-06
Posts: 2,960

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

If your post was the last post in the thread please edit that post rather than creating a new one.
This seems to be going off topic in that I am not sure how that distinction is relevant to issue outlined by chraffx.
Without knowing the contents of refind_linux.conf,  refind.conf, the ESP and /boot if separate how can anything more than speculation be achieved?
Edit:
grammar change ? to .

Last edited by loqs (2017-05-20 15:58:36)

Offline

#10 2017-05-21 04:27:03

chraffx
Member
Registered: 2017-05-20
Posts: 3

Re: [SOLVED] Refind does not list any entries

I redid the installation and an entry appeared now, I expect that it was an error in creating the /boot/refind_linux.conf correctly. My current /boot/refind_linux.conf looks like this:

"Boot with standard options"  "archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201705"
"Boot to single-user mode"    "archisobasedir=arch archisolabel=ARCH_201705 single"
"Boot with minimal options"   "ro root=UUID=990b590b-20ff-4e13-abb5-359468c7ad6f"

I believe the third line was generated without a device. As I still have an issue with the install but it doesn't fit under the same title I'll mark this thread solved and make a new one for that.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB