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#1 2020-07-16 11:33:35

HevyDevy
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[solved] before grub screen appears

this is not really an issue for devuan i think it has more to do with gnome.

Thought i would install gnome desktop to see if it works with beowulf and it does although upon booting im getting a strange screen that says the following.

error: no such device: (root encrypted uuid) # edited for the forum
error: unknown filesystem
error: unknown filesystem

Press any key to continue.

the drive has 3 partitions, boot, root and a spare data partition all in ext4.

as i say not really an issue because if i delete gnome desktop and all its components the error message disappears and with gnome desktop it just continues on to the correct grub boot menu and boots fine.

anyone else experience this using gnome?

Last edited by HevyDevy (2020-07-16 14:01:55)

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#2 2020-07-16 12:47:06

rolfie
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

Have a read of https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?id=3471. Isn't that the same kind of issue you see? Error message is slightly different, but similar.

rolfie

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#3 2020-07-16 13:30:04

HevyDevy
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

yes that is similar whereas mine should read like below, sorry i was going from memory as im not sure how to screen shot it, but took a phone cam image just now.

error: no such device: (root encrypted uuid) # edited for the forum
error: unknown filesystem
error: unknown filesystem

Press any key to continue

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#4 2020-07-16 13:50:31

HevyDevy
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

okay so if i understand this correctly it has something to do with desktop-base and grub, not sure if it is present with or without encryption though?

if i comment the line and update grub
GRUB_THEME=/usr/share/desktop-base/grub-themes/desktop-grub-theme/theme.txt

in etc/default/grub the error does not appear on boot.

edit: as per fsmithred post here https://dev1galaxy.org/viewtopic.php?pid=21360#p21360

solved, thanks rolfie and fsmithred

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#5 2020-07-16 14:19:21

rolfie
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

HevyDevy wrote:

okay so if i understand this correctly it has something to do with desktop-base and grub, not sure if it is present with or without encryption though?

Only appears with encryption, because when grub starts there is no access to /usr/share/..... yet.

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#6 2020-07-16 14:44:40

HevyDevy
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

rolfie wrote:
HevyDevy wrote:

okay so if i understand this correctly it has something to do with desktop-base and grub, not sure if it is present with or without encryption though?

Only appears with encryption, because when grub starts there is no access to /usr/share/..... yet.

rolfie

i see, i wonder how they could be accessed before encryption? Not that it matters really, i would rather not see grub unless i need it and you can edit in parameters in case grub should be seen.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/GR … idden_menu

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#7 2020-07-16 14:57:12

rolfie
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Re: [solved] before grub screen appears

You move the themes folder to /boot/grub and specify that in /etc/default/grub. From my notes:

# mkdir /boot/grub/themes 
# cp -r /usr/share/desktop-base/grub-themes/cinnabar-grub /boot/grub/themes/ 
# nano /etc/default/grub 

        Change entry to:
        GRUB_THEME=/boot/grub/themes/cinnabar-grub/theme.txt 

# update-grub 

That fixes the error and brings the new cinnabar theme to grub. If you do not want that you can copy the default theme.

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