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#1 2020-09-28 14:40:56

stephenboston
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[SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

Following instructions at

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/systemd-boot

Partitions mounted.

Have run

#arch-chroot /mnt

`bootctl install` runs without error that I can see.

#bootctl install 
Created "/efi/efi/EFI"
Created ...
Created ...
...
Copied /usr/lib/systemd/boot/efi/systemd-bootx64.efi" to "/boot/efi/EFI/systemd/systemd-bootx64.efi"
...
Created "/boot/efi/bc....."
Random seed file /boot/efi/loader/random-seed successfully written (512 bytes).

The system seems to be stalled at this point. The terminal prompt has not come back. (30+ minutes)

Cannot Ctl-C out.

Last edited by stephenboston (2020-09-29 08:39:50)

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#2 2020-09-28 16:21:55

Khere
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Re: [SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

You had mounted boot partition in /mnt/boot before chroot.
If yes the the chroot use :

bootctl --path=/boot/ install

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#3 2020-09-28 16:32:29

stephenboston
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Re: [SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

Khere wrote:

You had mounted boot partition in /mnt/boot before chroot.
If yes the the chroot use :

bootctl --path=/boot/ install

Thank you.

I had mounted boot partition to /mnt/boot/efi

mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot/efi

On a previous attempt where I had an error in the mounting the bootctl install command failed.

On this attempt it seems to succeed.

I'm not sure what you're suggesting.

Last edited by stephenboston (2020-09-29 08:37:30)

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#4 2020-09-28 19:20:59

stephenboston
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Re: [SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

This problem seems to be an issue with the `bootctl` application. I have run

bootctl update

and it runs seemingly successfully but the process does not return.

To stop the process I have to Ctl-Z

This leaves a stopped process, but it's the only way out that I've discovered.

(I say it runs successfully because the two files that this process copies from /usr/lib/systemd to /boot/efi are identical by 'diff`.)

I wonder if this is a misconfiguration on my side, a known issue, or an undocumented bug.

Anyway I proceed now to plow the mysteries of loader.conf

Last edited by stephenboston (2020-09-29 08:35:09)

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#5 2020-09-29 05:22:23

Khere
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Re: [SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

Replace <code> and </code> with [ code ] [ /code] without space.
And mark the post as solved


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#6 2020-09-29 08:48:38

stephenboston
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Re: [SOLVED]install hanging after `bootctl install`

Khere wrote:

Replace <code> and </code> with [ code ] [ /code] without space.
And mark the post as solved

Done. Thank you.
The immediate issue is 'solved' : I am able to move on from the blocking issue. However the underlying issue -- that the process does not return -- is not addressed by my workaround.

I still don't have a working boot, but the issues there are another topic, I guess. That is best.

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