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  1. (Disregard my earlier theory. The absence of /dev/disk/by-id/ symlinks is not the issue as my old/working Funtoo on ZFS root install does not have these in the initramfs yet boot successfully.) At the GRUB command line, editing the parameters to boot with 'real_root=ZFS' is indeed successful, although there are several seconds delay. In the initramfs shell I am able to successfully import the pool manually with 'zpool import -N -d /dev rpool'. The command 'zpool import -N -c /etc/zfs/zpool.cache rpool' however fails with the same message reported by rspartz.
  2. Hi folks. I have spent most of last week working through https://www.funtoo.org/ZFS_Install_Guide again, with a view to update/fix the guide where needed. I too am facing the exact same issue. With over 8 retry-from-scratch attempts so far, the initramfs cannot import the pool. I am using a QEMU/KVM virtual machine as the install environment and I have tried using Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.10. All unsuccessful. The build is funtoo-current x86-64bit intel64-sandybridge. My current thinking is that the problem lies with the initramfs created by sys-kernel/genkernel. On pool import failure I go into the initramfs shell and see that there are no /dev/disk/by-id/ symlinks. Given that these links were used at pool creation and are referenced by zpool.cache, their absence in the initramfs is perhaps the cause of this import failure. (I cannot remember now whether or not I tried 'zpool import -d /dev rpool' from the initramfs shell. Too many attempts to keep track of!) Anyhow... that is my theory. On a Windows PC I have Funtoo on ZFS root in VirtualBox. That instance of Funtoo is what I used as the basis of updating https://www.funtoo.org/ZFS_Install_Guide back in late 2016. My goal this weekend is to look at that initramfs to confirm or exclude my theory that the issue is initramfs lacking /dev/disk/by-id/ symlinks. I will let you know what I find out. PS: 'swapoff /dev/zvol/rpool/swap' is indeed required to export rpool prior to first boot.
  3. How to update Python without 'python-updater'?

    Did you update portage as well? The guide http://www.funtoo.org/News:Python_Updater_Deprecation recommended this. # emerge --ask --nodeps --oneshot sys-apps/portage If emerge is not indicating updates or rebuilds then I would take that as 'all complete'.
  4. How to update Python without 'python-updater'?

    Now instead of python-updater simply update your world set according to the last step in the instructions that cardinal posted above. ;)
  5. How to update Python without 'python-updater'?

    Try eselect python list --python3 eselect python set --python3 X where X is the number from eselect python list.
  6. Getting Rid of Forums and Moving to Reddit?

    Of course. I was meaning more in a general sense for any of the threads under the Help Central section.
  7. Getting Rid of Forums and Moving to Reddit?

    Let's give it a go. :) Also, if reddit does not work out there is nothing stopping us restarting a forum or even moving on to another platform altogether. Before 'deactivating' the Forum we should try to transfer these guides to the Wiki.
  8. /lib64/rc/cache not writable!

    I too have noticed this when testing Funtoo on ZFS root. The storage pool containing root is exported during shutdown so this message suggests that the export is occurring before OpenRC is finished with writing to /lib64/rc/cache. The seriousness of this is debatable given that the system restarts without any obvious problems. Some research would be required.
  9. On the latest instructions for the "ZFS Install Guide"

    It is unfortunate that boot has been unsuccessful. Comments left on the Talk page.
  10. This (also) appears when performing a fresh merge of kde-base/kde-meta (i.e. KDE SC 4). The workaround that I have had success with is to first merge virtual/mysql (a dependency of KDE SC 4) emerge --oneshot virtual/mysql then retry the merge of kde-base/kde-meta emerge -atuvDN --with-bdeps=y @world kde-meta
  11. Plasma 5.4

    A new mix-in has been added to Funtoo Linux specifically for KDE Plasma 5. :) Installing KDE Plasma 5 (kde-plasma/plasma-meta)? Add the new mix-in kde-plasma-5. Installing KDE Plasma 4/KDE SC 4 (kde-base/kde-meta)? Add the existing mix-in kde. Do not add both at the same time. They are not configured to be combined. ;) (See www.funtoo.org/Funtoo_Profiles for help on adding or removing mix-ins.) I have started a general guide for installing the KDE Plasma Desktop (4 or 5) on Funtoo Linux - www.funtoo.org/KDE_Plasma_Desktop. The previously mentioned KDE Plasma 5 guide (www.funtoo.org/KDE_Plasma_5) remains as this provides instructions for installing KDE Plasma 5 with ebuilds from an external repository (overlay). N.B.: KDE Plasma 5 is really nice however I do experience occasional crashes/segmentation faults. If stability is critical then consider sticking with KDE Plasma 4 (KDE SC 4) for the time being. ;)
  12. Illegal instruction for sandybridge subarch

    I too would have chosen intel64-sandybridge. Your issues are either more complicated than simply your choice in subarch, or are indeed related to some other factor. For compilation issues I encourage you to report them on bugs.funtoo.org (see http://www.funtoo.org/Reporting_Bugs). When you do you will need to attach supporting information such as the output of 'emerge --info' and the particular package's build.log. The effort is however worth it as reporting like this is arguably the best way to receive timely assistance with build failures. As for the "illegal instruction" messages when running a successfully merged package, I would say in the first instance that more information is going to be required to assist you. Additionally, the information required will depend on the package causing problems for you.
  13. Plasma 5.4

    The kde mix-is is optimised for KDE SC 4 not KDE Plasma 5. While setting this for KDE Plasma 5 is probably helpful additional global USE flags in /etc/portage/make.conf and package-specific USE flags in /etc/portage/package.use will be required. There have been proposals for a KDE Plasma 5 mix-in (see https://bugs.funtoo.org/browse/FL-2373) however this is currently work-in-progress.
  14. Funtoo Reinstall - Some hints?

    When I first started with Funtoo I had attempted to install with a separate /var but was unable to get it to work smoothly. It is a configuration that most likely requires initramfs to mount pre-sysvinit/OpenRC. Well guess what? I am currently reading about LVM2! :D As for ZFS (which I run for non-root storage) I am not aware of a way to use ZFS zpools (i.e. logical volumes) with non-ZFS file systems. Keep reading. ;)
  15. Trouble with Games (CSGO and Civ4)

    nvidia-drivers + mesa with abi_x86_32