[svlug] Won't boot systemd update...

Michael Robinson plug_1 at robinson-west.com
Fri Jan 30 13:52:30 PST 2015

On Fri, 2015-01-30 at 12:03 -0800, Michael Robinson wrote:
> I'm trying to get an lfs-7.6-systemd system booting.  Suspecting that
> the culprit was my custom kernel, I grabbed
> vmlinuz-3.17.7-300.fc21.x86_64 and the associated initrd from the host
> system and almost got a usable boot out of the new system.
> A bunch of failed messages, but I can't read them because they flash by
> too quickly.  The login prompt is unusable, even after chrooting in to
> add usbutils and libusb.  I have no keyboard and no mouse.  I'm thinking
> I may need to chroot in to the system from the Fedora host to install
> rsyslog so I have a readable log.  Don't know if something different in
> fedora's kernel allowed a near boot or if an initramfs is mandatory.
> Making an initramfs on the LFS system is difficult because dracut has
> a lot of dependencies.
> Frustrating that it might be something beyond the first book that is
> leading to a system that doesn't boot.
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Another update.  Installed rsyslog in chroot.  Maybe I can see what the
failed messages are now.

I'm building on real hardware because I intend to NFS root mount this
system for backup and restoration purposes.  I don't know if building
in a VM is an option when using the system on real hardware is my goal.

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