Re: Installer Can Not Find Root
- Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2017 21:26:14 +0100
- From: Pascal Hambourg <pascal@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Installer Can Not Find Root
Le 19/11/2017 à 20:02, Dan Norton a écrit :
From: Pascal Hambourg
Sent: Nov 19, 2017 11:03 AM
Subject: Re: Installer Can Not Find Root
Le 19/11/2017 à 03:26, Dan Norton a écrit :
user@debian:/$ sudo mount /dev/debian-vg/root
The mount point is missing. Besides, why did you mount the filesystem ?
No reply to this question ?
#the "/root" was dropped apparently
What do you mean ?
sudo mount /dev/debian-vg/root
was processed as
sudo mount /dev/debian-vg
No it wasn't. Unless a mount point was defined for /dev/debian-vg/root
in /etc/fstab, this command is invalid and had no effect except to print
an error message.
There they are. All the logical volumes.
/dev/debian-vg is a directory created by LVM when the volume group
debian-vg is activated. What you see in this directory is not a mounted
filesystem but device nodes for its logical volumes (actually, symbolic
links pointing to the real device nodes /dev/dm-*).
OK, in the installer, logical volumes selected and mount points defined for /,
/home, swap, /tmp, and /var.
Thank you, Pascal. That's progress.
Now I have a problem with the EFI partition. I made several attempts with
primary partitions. The last is:
#1 primary 1.0MB F fat32 /dos
What is the purpose of this partition ?
#2 primary 8.6GB B K ESP
"The attempt to mount a file system with type vfat in SCSI1 (0,0,0), partition
#2(sda) at /boot/efi failed."
In your original post, partition #2 was identified as a swap. Allocating
8 GB to an EFI system partition which must contain less than 1 MB of
files is just a waste.
What is the contents type of this partition ? You can check with blkid.
An EFI system partition should contain a FAT filesystem and be mounted
The goal is to multiboot with grub among several Debian partitions.
You're going into trouble installing several instances of Debian in EFI
mode. They will all install their own GRUB EFI in the same place in the
EFI system partition and overwrite the previous one. AFAIK, only manual
GRUB installation can avoid this by forcing a different identifier for
each instance. Or you must not install GRUB with the other instances.