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Marakonda - 19 days ago -

Hello everyone,

I tried to post a message containing an URL, and this notice showed up: " Sorry, that post has too many non-dictionary words. Consider putting long command-line outputs and URLs into a file and attaching it with the 'Browse' button below. ", however I've checked the forum and noticed that there are posts containing URLs (without attached files).

Hence my question: How do I post an URL ?


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RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 19 days ago -

https://labs.parabola.nu/boards/5/topics/1002

works fine here

maybe try a different browser ?

or im assumed you put too much url and its better to put it into file attachment as the site suggest

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 18 days ago -

I had already tried with other browsers. I guess I'll have to attach a file. Thanks for the attempted help telur!

After having carefully followed this attached guide (pdf file), this is what is shown (in a row, without interruption) after the OpenRC startup:

Module is unknown
Parabola GNU/Linux-Libre 5.10.27-gnu-1-lts (tty1)
parabola login : root (automatic login)

What might be the cause(s) for this?

wiki-parabola-nu-Installing_Parabola_on_Libreboot_with_full_disk_encryption_(inc.pdf (482 KB) wiki-parabola-nu-Installing_Parabola_on_Libreboot_with_full_disk_encryption_(inc.pdf https://wiki.parabola.nu/Installing_Parabola_on_Libreboot_with_full_disk_encryption_(including_/boot)

RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 18 days ago -

plain english:

can you boot and login into your computer ? If it is, then it is just an error message. install any display manager should hide that.

long version:

"module is not unknwon" might be related with your module and hook settings in mkinitcpio.conf

i see the wiki you attached mention to add i915 module into your mkinitcpio. i915 is intel module if you dont use intel computer you dont need to add it into mkinitcpio.

you might find clue for the details of "module is not unknwon" in your systemd/openrc boot log, once its become clear what cause the error, remove it from mkinitcpio.conf and regenerate your intramfs:

sudo mkinitcpio -p (your kernel name)

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 18 days ago -

No, I cannot login into the computer. The message appears right below the last line of the OpenRC startup, and won't let me do anything else than watching it showing up in a repeated frequency (each second).

I'm using a librebooted thinkpad x200.

The information is " Module is unknown ", and not " module is not unknwon ".

RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 18 days ago -

yea sorry my engliz is kinda bad :)

anyway we need to know what cause of the problem first.

enable boot logging, uncomment the rc_logger="YES" line in /etc/openrc/rc.conf.

then we can check for errors in boot logs stored in /var/log/rc.log.

if you find error clue then i think the solution are available on the internet.

if the solution doesnt work, im affraid it related with libreboot bugs.

also try check solution from other sources like arch/gentoo forum etc.

good luck!

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 18 days ago -

I can't "uncomment the rc_logger="YES" line in /etc/openrc/rc.conf", because I don't have any access to the terminal,... because I can't login.. . . . . . . !!!

RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 17 days ago -

Marakonda wrote:

I can't "uncomment the rc_logger="YES" line in /etc/openrc/rc.conf", because I don't have any access to the terminal,... because I can't login.. . . . . . . !!!

pardon me sir, but arch is a distro for those who want to learn. it also an intermediate level, expect reading some tutorial and wiki for yourself too :)

there is chroot toll
https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/chroot

you can boot with your previous parabola installer and fix or investigate another broken system with chroot toll

fdisk -l
mount /mnt/dev/sdX
chroot /mnt

https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Dm-crypt/Encrypting_an_entire_system#Encrypted_boot_partition_(GRUB)

if parabola is too overwhelmed for you, i recommend starting with more friendly distro like trisquel/pureos

RE: Full disk encryption - bill-auger - 15 days ago -

`chroot /mnt` is not even necessary for that task - the file could be ediited directly as: /mnt/dev/sdX/etc/openrc/rc.conf

RE: Full disk encryption - bill-auger - 15 days ago -

Marakonda - the posting restriction is for very new users only - your account is old enough now, and you have posted at least 2 messages successfully, so your posts are not restricted anymore

is this a freshly-installed system? - did you remember to set a root password?

you could try switching VTs, to see if X launched on another VT (7 perhaps) - try pressing each of:
CTRL+ALT+2
CTRL+ALT+3
CTRL+ALT+4
CTRL+ALT+5
CTRL+ALT+6
CTRL+ALT+7

at least, you should be able to login in another VT - then run `startx` and see what happens

also, what does this have to do with the title: "Full disk encryption" - if you see the login prompt, then there is no problem with disk encryption - maybe the title could be changed

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 14 days ago -

@telur--> Having uninstalled trisquel to go for parabola, I consider myself being part of "those who want to learn". Also, I joined this forum to get informations I can't find through my searches over the net(I'm pretty good at searching), even if I'm already "reading some tutorial and wiki for [my]self".
I finally accessed the terminal by editing the line starting with "linux" in the kernel command line, adding to it init=/bin/bash .
rc_logger="YES" was already uncommented in etc/rc.conf (there is no /etc/openrc/rc.conf)

@bill-auger--> Yes, it is a freshly-installed system. Yes, I set a root password.
The title of this subject has to do with the one of the guide I attached to the 2nd message, after which reading and each step application, came up with this problem. So the title doesn't need any change at all.

My thinkpad x200 uses an intel centrino 2, so I guess MODULES="i915" in /etc/mkinitcpio.conf is ok ... ?!

RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 14 days ago -

if you using intel, enable the i195 module might be okay then

can you find and post the boot log ? then we can look up what cause the error message

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 13 days ago -

Below are additional pictures.

"Module is unknown" messages after the OpenRC startup, when init=/bin/bash is not added to the line beginning with "linux" in the kernel command line:
https://ibb.co/Y27CqNV (1/2)
https://ibb.co/L1J812C (2/2)

When init=/bin/bash is added to the line beginning by "linux" in the kernel command line:
https://ibb.co/8sp1P85

Surprisingly, password is prompted twice.
what it looks like the first time, before grub bootloader appears:
https://ibb.co/D9CBFhp (1/2)
https://ibb.co/HTy7Yk2 (2/2)
what it looks like the second time, after grub:
https://ibb.co/HHpB9DC

Although fstab and crypttab don't seem correct, decryption works:
https://ibb.co/KbtpLpt (lsblk)
https://ibb.co/y06ykJr (fstab)
https://ibb.co/wZHM0hY (crypttab)

RE: Full disk encryption - telur - 13 days ago -

sorry mate, there is no clue indication for what causing module is unknwon. the full boot log might reside in rc.log file.

i see some essential packages is missing or not enabled, try:

sudo pacman -Syuu
sudo pacman -S base elogind networkmanager ...

rc-update add elogind default
rc-update add NetworkManager default
...

RE: Full disk encryption - Marakonda - 11 days ago -

Thanks for the attempted help telur ,... again!
Well, I guess I'll have to go ask somewhere else (what an irony, this is "the" parabola forum) or/and someone else.

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