no network after installing openrc system on X200 with Libreboot
After several days struggling to install Parabola Linux on a Lenovo X200 system with Libreboot, I have finally been able to do it successfully :-)
Here my conclusions in case they can be useful for the community and in case these procedures can be improved:
1- The installation of Parabola with the last version OpenRC CLI, works but when booting there is some problem with the network interfaces, because they do not appear.
2- The installation of Parabola with the last version of systemd CLI, doesn't work, Libreboot is not able to start the Parabola Live system.
3- The installation of Parabola with the last version of systemd LXDE , doesn't work, Libreboot is not able to start the Parabola Live system.
4- For a successful installation I had to use another computer with a usual BIOS, and once installed move the hard disk to the X200 system.
5- The installation of Parabola with OpenRC LXDE always fails in a computer with a "normal" BIOS and X200 Libreboot, it seems that the scripts doesn't install grub correctly ...
Updated by bill-auger 4 months ago
- Category set to OpenRC
- Subject changed from Some (bugs) experience installing Parabola in a X200 Libreboot system to no network after installing openrc system on X200 with Libreboot
arojas0609 - were you 'andrew' on IRC yesterday?
thanks for the thorough evaluations - those user-experiences have been needed for a long time
most of the items you noted are known and covered in another ticket #2108 - i dont recall of anyone trying to boot libreboot in BIOS mode though - can libreboot boot any ISOs in BIOS mode ? - if so, then i presume that it could boot the parabola systemd ISOs
the new issue reported in this ticket, is the missing system net devices after installing an openrc system - someone else may have reported that on IRC yesterday too; so i will change this ticket to focus on that issue
Updated by arojas0609 4 months ago
Hi, yes I'm andrew from IRC ;-)
If you need to make some other test with libreboot ...
Otherwise, I see that the problem of systemd (CLI, LXDE) it's cover in ticket #2108, but not the problem or Parabola OpenRC LXDE installation ... I will test this with more accuracy ...
Updated by bill-auger 3 months ago
perhaps the distinction of libreboot in different BIOS modes, could be at the root of issue #2108 - someone, using a computer with dual BIOS modes and libreboot installed, would need to try that combination and discover if it works or not - in either case, another important clue would be accumulated, regarding which hardware+software combinations work and which do not
if you like to try some more experiments, i added some suggestions (note-23) to ticket #2108
You assure all this happens with Parabola... have you tried any other distro? otherwise I could think the problem is your PC, for example, my PC sometimes has issues with the wireless interface but I know it's not an issue of Parabola but from the wireless card. Plus if all Parabola installations fail, I think that one out of two possibilities is happening:
1) you installed it wrongly
2) your PC has some other problem, external to Parabola