Gentoo Install 'FATAL: kernel too old' when chrooting into environment
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Its probably because your kernel is to old. Your using a old kernel with new libraries. I think its a problem with glibc and ntpl. Old kernels (before 2.6) don't support ntpl, thus, any glibc that supports ntpl might cause such a error. Im not sure if i got that error before, my memory isn't so good around that time, but it sounds familiar.
Tell me, how far into the installation did you get? Did you emerge any packages? Or did you not get that far?
In any even, use older libraries, or, get a new livecd that has a 2.6 kernel line, and i think that should solve it.
I actually used the 2006.0 stage and got it to work. Unfortunately, 1.5GB is not the required amount you need to use Gentoo [edit: at least not the LiveCD], as it's well over 2GB and my computer doesn't have the storage capacity for the 2.6 kernel. I guess I'll install Win2000 back on it. Or find a smaller distribution. :-(
Say what ???.
Are you talking about RAM or disk space ???.
It (at least the minimal liveCD) will install easy in 256Meg of RAM.
A source based distro like Gentoo ain't gunna work on real small disk space.
Check for threads on small distros - binary distros.
Damn Small (DSL) might be a good start. For laptops I like Arch - it's optimized for i686, and installs next to nothing by default; you just add what you need.
A gig and a half might still be on the low side though.