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#1 2018-05-15 16:52:54

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[SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

Hi to everyone. I have problems traying to install Bunsen in Apollo Lake laptop.
Grub has a recognized problem with Apollo Lake processors. The only distro i can start is Ubuntu 18.04. Other distros simply dont start. I have tried with Bunsen Helium and Debian testing and dont start, grub freezes.
In the bios i cant set legacy mode, only UEFI.

I have read that refind loader is compatible. I can start refind using a USB and it detect busen installation in other USB, but when select it freezes. I have tried to add a new menuentry in refind.conf without success.

Seems there are a script called isorespin.sh that convert a grub ISO into refind ISO, but is not Debian compatible.

Any has solved similar problem or have any idea?
Thanks.

Last edited by pepemopap (2018-06-01 10:36:42)

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#2 2018-05-16 06:11:02

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

It should be possible to install BunsenLabs from the Ubuntu live environment by following this guide:

https://forums.bunsenlabs.org/viewtopic.php?id=3800

Once that is done, rEFInd could then be added to get it booting — direct it to /vmlinux & /initrd.img, these are symlinks maintained to the current kernel & initramfs.


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#3 2018-05-16 21:02:13

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

Wow! Very interesting! I have never mind use chroot for install a new system. I will try and hope Debian fix the problem soon.
Thanks very much

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#4 2018-06-01 03:07:06

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

I have solve the problem using refind loader. I had read about refind is the solution for boot in Apollo Lake processors insted of Grub, but now i have fix the problem of boot BunsenLabs installation from USB using Refind instead of preinstalled Grub.
These are the steps i have follow:

  • Download BunsenLabs iso and dump it to usb: dd if=bl-Helium_amd64+build2.iso of=/dev/sdX bs=1M

  • Use fdisk for delete the existent small EFI partition in USB and create new 100MB EFI partition.

  • Format the new partition: mkfs.vfat /dev/sdX2

  • In the USB EFI partition create the directoroy: /EFI/install/

  • Mount or extract bl-Helium_amd64+build2.iso and copy the files /install/gtk/vmlinuz and /install/gtk/initrd.gz to /EFI/install/

  • Download refind bin zip file: http://www.rodsbooks.com/refind/getting.html

  • Copy refind dir from the zip to /EFI/refind

  • Rename the file /EFI/refind/refind.conf-sample to refind.conf

  • Edit refind.conf and add:

    menuentry Bunsen Install {
    	volume "BUNSENLABS_HELIUM"
    	loader /EFI/install/vmlinuz
    	initrd /EFI/install/initrd.gz
    	options "root=/dev/sdb1 rw video=vesa:ywrap,mtrr vga=788 boot=install/gtk"
    }
  • Reboot and load refind loader. One option is enter in EFI shell, and exec the commands:

    fs3:   (change 3 for the correspondent number of filesystem)
    cd EFI
    cd refind
    refind_x64.efi
  • Select BUNSEN INSTALL option and install bunsen. No install GRUB and no change EFI partition.

  • Once installed copy refind dir to EFI partition in hard drive for boot. This recognics automatically Bunsen installation and others OS.

And now enjoying Bunsen in my new Laptop!

Last edited by pepemopap (2018-06-04 00:24:40)

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#5 2018-06-01 05:54:11

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

Thank you very much for posting back with your solution pepemopap, I'm sure others will find this useful.


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#6 2018-06-02 11:06:16

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

is it only me, i find this "accidentally lyrical"...?

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#7 2018-06-02 11:37:25

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Re: [SOLVED] Grub freezes on Apollo Lake

Looks like a clue in a cryptic crossword!!

:-)

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