I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but the prompts given have "livecd" in them. That's an awfully weird username or system name... unless of course the system is running off a CD-based distribution. Live CDs run in a read-only filesystem, which also seems to make sense.
If you are running in a CD-based version of Linux, then you probably shouldn't be compiling a kernel anyway. There are at least two problems with this:
1. The filesystem is read-only; even if you made it read-write, the whole filesystem is in RAM, and it would not survive a reboot. You could never test your new kernel.
2. Even if you mounted your /boot filesystem as read/write, chances are good the files on your hard drive and the ones on CD are different. Compiling a kernel with the CD's system files & environment and placing it on your hard disk probably will not work
If your doing this for practice, then consider the attempt successful. You will only be able to finish the installation running on your normal setup (i.e. not from a live CD).
If you are running from the hard drive, my mistake. It's just odd to see "livecd" and have a read-only /boot filesystem on a "normal" installation.
I'm not familiar with Gentoo... If you compile the kernel as part of the install process, then point #2 no longer applies. In that case, you would need to copy bzImage to the mount point for you hard drive /boot filesystem; not the /boot that the Gentoo install CD uses.
Last edited by Dark_Helmet; 07-20-2004 at 12:50 AM.