[lfs-dev] Booting with systemd

Nathan Coulson conathan at gmail.com
Sun May 4 22:52:46 PDT 2014

On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 7:04 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> William Harrington wrote:
>> On May 4, 2014, at 3:38 PM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> Seems benign enough to me, but I keep getting timeouts trying to mount
>>> /boot, /home, /usr/src, and swap.
>> It could possibly be related to
>> http://www.freedesktop.org/software/systemd/man/systemd-gpt-auto-generator.html
>> Have you had a look through that along with
>> systemd-efi-boot-generator(8) and the Generator Specification at the
>> above link?
>> I haven't used gpt, but maybe something there will help.
> systemd-gpt-auto-generator and systemd-efi-boot-generator are binaries, but
> I can try to remove them.
> "Note that this generator has no effect on non-GPT systems, on systems where
> the units are explicitly configured (for example, listed in fstab(5)), or
> where the mount points are non-empty."
> If it works as documented, it shouldn't do anything because all the mount
> points are listed in fstab.
> Note too that I blew away Windows completely, so I don't have an EFI System
> Partition, but I do have an EFI type bios.
> I tried removing the files, but that didn't help.
> This type of problem reinforces my dislike of systemd.  If it were a simple
> boot script, I could just comment out the offending line and get up and
> debug that function.  Here, the logic if buried deep in compiled code or
> multiple configuration files with opaque inter-dependencies.
> I'm really trying to make this work, but it keeps throwing problems up.  I
> tried Fedora 20 (with LXDE) and it didn't seem to work either.  It hangs
> with no apparent error messages.
>   -- Bruce
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For me, I have
/dev/sda - gpt disk,  /dev/sda1 is a EFI partition (FAT32), /dev/sda2,
lvm2, /dev/sda3 is my root

(root is  suppose to be in lvm2, but currently broken since I have used systemd)

my fstab:

/dev/sda3       /       auto    defaults,discard        0 2
UUID=5E12-F7F1          /boot/          auto    defaults,discard        0 2
/dev/md0.vg/data        /mnt/data       auto    defaults 0 2
/dev/md0.vg/os.swap     none            swap    pri=1    0 0

worst I ever have, are problems mounting /mnt/data and swap (lvm2).
not sure why.  Reboots fix it (or just mounting and continuing the
boot).  I guess the only partition I have that matches your usecase is
/boot, and I use a  UUID to mount it.

Nathan Coulson (conathan)
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