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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#11 Post by fehlix » Mon May 28, 2018 1:02 pm

oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Yes I know, as I said Grub4Dos doesn't see AntiX because the system won't mount it.
Your logic is wrong! Grub4dos might work even if puppy won't mount the antix-partition !
To give you an example: You can run grub4dos from windows, to boot antiX,
even if windows can't see/mount antiX!
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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#12 Post by anticapitalista » Mon May 28, 2018 1:03 pm

Try manually adding this to your Puppy's grub. Something like this. You might need the full name of the vmlinuz and initrd.img files

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Title antiX on sda3
uuid (you can get the one for sda3 by running blkid running antiX live or possible via Mint)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img
or

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title AntiX (sda3/boot)
  chainloader (hd0)+1
  rootnoverify (hd3)
Also, which version of antiX are you using?
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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#13 Post by oliverjames » Mon May 28, 2018 1:27 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:02 pm
oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 12:41 pm
Yes I know, as I said Grub4Dos doesn't see AntiX because the system won't mount it.
Your logic is wrong! Grub4dos might work even if puppy won't mount the antix-partition !
To give you an example: You can run grub4dos from windows, to boot antiX,
even if windows can't see/mount antiX!
--fehlix
You're right but the reality is that Grub4Dos didn't see Anti_X Vers17.1. the fact that Puppy wouldn't mount it's partition is something else.

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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#14 Post by oliverjames » Mon May 28, 2018 1:29 pm

anticapitalista wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:03 pm
Try manually adding this to your Puppy's grub. Something like this. You might need the full name of the vmlinuz and initrd.img files

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Title antiX on sda3
uuid (you can get the one for sda3 by running blkid running antiX live or possible via Mint)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/sda3 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img
or

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title AntiX (sda3/boot)
  chainloader (hd0)+1
  rootnoverify (hd3)
Also, which version of antiX are you using?
Thank you, I'll try that. AntiX version 17.1.

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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#15 Post by fehlix » Mon May 28, 2018 1:35 pm

oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:27 pm
.. the reality is that Grub4Dos didn't see Anti_X Vers17.1.
Well, if you are now saying, you have verfied from the grub4dos commandline
that grub4dos does not find /dev/sda? with antix-partition on it, than
you have proven it.
If you have proven only that your manually entered grub4dos
menu-entry, which was kindly given you by anticapitalista,
is not working, than this might still not a valid prove for your statement above.
:p
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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#16 Post by skidoo » Mon May 28, 2018 1:51 pm

a remedy is described here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111376

it's a longstanding issue, and it is hit-n-miss -- some puppy variants ship the older e2fsprogs, others ship the newer version.

remedy != solution
Solution would be to unpack initramfs (initrd?) of the affected puppy, replace e2fsprogs with newer version, and repack.

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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#17 Post by fehlix » Mon May 28, 2018 2:03 pm

skidoo wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:51 pm
...
aSolution would be to unpack initramfs (initrd?) of the affected puppy, replace e2fsprogs with newer version, and repack.
A proper solution migth be, just use antiX grub2 for booting all the OS's.
Grub2 still can chainload into grub4dos if needed. ;)
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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#18 Post by oliverjames » Mon May 28, 2018 3:37 pm

skidoo wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:51 pm
a remedy is described here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=111376

it's a longstanding issue, and it is hit-n-miss -- some puppy variants ship the older e2fsprogs, others ship the newer version.

remedy != solution
Solution would be to unpack initramfs (initrd?) of the affected puppy, replace e2fsprogs with newer version, and repack.
Thanks for the interesting Murga news but I'm trying this on a very old system (Acer Travelmate 4050) hence Anti-X and non-pae.

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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#19 Post by oliverjames » Mon May 28, 2018 3:51 pm

fehlix wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:35 pm
oliverjames wrote:
Mon May 28, 2018 1:27 pm
.. the reality is that Grub4Dos didn't see Anti_X Vers17.1.
Well, if you are now saying, you have verfied from the grub4dos commandline
that grub4dos does not find /dev/sda? with antix-partition on it, than
you have proven it.
If you have proven only that your manually entered grub4dos
menu-entry, which was kindly given you by anticapitalista,
is not working, than this might still not a valid prove for your statement above.
:p
--fehlix
Neither of the menu entry suggestions, kindly given by anticapitalista, succeeded in booting AntiX.

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Re: Can't mount Anti-X partition

#20 Post by oliverjames » Mon May 28, 2018 4:20 pm

But the question remains, why does AntiX prevent Puppy linux from mounting its partition

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