Issue#2277: Linux - Dual-boot with Manjaro - no GUI

  • Hello All,

    I am trying to dual-boot Slackware (32-bit, current) with Manjaro (Fluxbox, openrc). I have installed Slack, then Manjaro (format /dev/sda2 for /, use /dev/sda3 for /home, use /dev/sda4 for swap and with no boot loader). I then boot back into Slackware and

    1. Make directory /mnt/manjaro
    2. Add this to /etc/fstab (below)
    3. Edit /etc/lilo.conf (below)
    4. Run lilo -v

    Slackware still boots fine, I am using it to write this. But when I boot Manjaro, I get to the graphical login manager which looks normal, but on entering my password it just returns me to the login screen. I am able to login on another tty.

    Also, and I do not know whether this is related, early in the boot process I get a warning "The root device is not configured to be mounted read-write! It may be fsck'd later on."


    $ cat /etc/fstab
    /dev/sda4        swap            swap        defaults        0  0
    /dev/sda1        /                ext4        defaults        1  1
    /dev/sda3        /home            ext4        defaults        1  2

    /dev/sda2        /mnt/manjaro    ext4        defaults        1  2

    #/dev/cdrom      /mnt/cdrom      auto        noauto,owner,ro,comment=x-gvfs-show 0  0
    /dev/fd0        /mnt/floppy      auto        noauto,owner    0  0
    devpts          /dev/pts        devpts      gid=5,mode=620  0  0
    proc            /proc            proc        defaults        0  0
    tmpfs            /dev/shm        tmpfs      defaults        0  0


    $ cat /etc/lilo.conf


    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
      root = /dev/sda1
      label = Slackware
      read-only  # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends

    # Linux bootable partition config begins
    image = /mnt/manjaro/boot/vmlinuz-4.1-x86_64
      root = /dev/sda2
      append = "root=/dev/disk/by-uuid/33f34772-1f23-4644-8138-7b6500f574ba"
      initrd = /mnt/manjaro/boot/initramfs-4.1-x86_64.img
      label = Manjaro
      read-only  # Partitions should be mounted read-only for checking
    # Linux bootable partition config ends

    Any help would be appreciated!

    Cheers, Bill

    0 Answers

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