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Okay, I finally got my base Gentoo system installed. It seems to run fine (haven't installed anything else yet), however I have two questions.
First, It will not load gentoo from the "menu-based" grub. it gives me this message:
"kernel /kernel-22.214.171.124 root=/dev/hda1"
File not found
press any key to continue
So i hit any key it takes me back to the menu. I can hit "c" to enter the command prompt. I can type this:
grub> kernel /kernel-126.96.36.199
and then it boots it up. By the way here is my harddrives scheme:
sda2 ->/Root (ubuntu)
hda1 ->/Root (Gentoo) //sda is hd(0, x), hda is hd(1,x)
When I'm booting Gentoo it tells me I may have to change my hostname in /etc/hostname (i think)
Don't know how to do that...closest thing i could find was /etc/hosts...i tried to cat it, but i didn't go into it too much as i was in a hurry. This does not seem to be an issue so far...of course i could be wrong
The other thing is this...I get an message saying "Fschk (sp?) could not correct everything, manual fix is necessary". And then it says give root password for maintanance or CTRL+D to continue normally. After hitting CTRL D it puts me in to Runlevel 3...still learning, don't know much about this, but should i be in runlevel 3? Kubuntu keeps me in 2. Another thing, before that whole thing it also says DMA on your harddrive is not enabled, this may cause slowness in Fschk. My question is this...how do I make it so i don't get this error message.
Any suggestions as always would be greatly appreciated
Okay gangstas: I have everything working correctly now apart from two things. First the grub config...but i will try this thing (thanks to MRD):
Title Gentoo Linux and stuff...
root(0,2) # the boot partition where the kernel resides
kernel /kernel-188.8.131.52 root=/dev/hda1
The other problem I am still having...it gives me the message when booting Gentoo:
fsck.ext3: No such device or address while trying to open /dev/sda3
Possibly non existent or swap
Fsck could not correct all errors, manual repair needed [!!]
and then it says CTRL+D to boot normally, root password for maintanence. When I boot normally sometime before the end it says:
mount: /dev/sda3 is not a valid block device
some local filesystem failed to mount [!!]
it gives me the same message if i type
i also try running
and its says fatal error: device not found. Luckily I still have kubuntu installed on sda2, and that one will run all those commands.....I went back and recompiled the kernel with extended attributes for ext3. But for somereason it can't find my boot partition, or anything from sda. Any ideas anyone? You don't think if i change my menu.lst(grub) that would help do you?