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I spent the day installing then reinstalling Gentoo 1.4 x86 20030807
ultimately upon reboot, I found the error message 15 file not found.
I installed the 2.4.20-r3 kernel.
The mobo is an abit be6-ii.
The partition table is /dev/hda1 /boot 250 mb
/dev/hda2 /swap 1000 mb
/dev/hda3 /reiserfs 5000 mb
I followed all of the installation notes to the letter. This machine is linux only, I wanted to avoid any dual booting issues.
Code listing 23.2: GRUB on the MBR
grub> root (hd0,0) (Your boot partition)
grub> setup (hd0) (Where the boot record is installed; here, it is the MBR)
here's the grub.conf:
title=Gentoo Linux (genkernel)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.4.20-r3 root=/dev/hda3
I used all grp packages. This distro was released about ten days before this posting.
This whole mess seems very familiar since I came across the same problem about four months ago with the april release of gentoo. The grp seemed to help since I could install without downloading new packages. But alas I could not get it to boot.
There's nothing obviously syntatically wrong with that boot code but I'd just check to make sure your kernel version is perfect. Did you use genkernel to build it? I remember the default kernel (gentoo sources) being 2.20.9-r5-gentoo but I'm sure you compiled it differently. That seems like the only thing it could be.
I tried that, it seems that I overlooked it in my previous attempts. Perhaps my kernel install was botched, I pointed the bootloader to the kernel, alas error 15 pops up again. Also the compilation process popped up some errors, and warninig messages. Thanks for holding my hand folks, this is going to take some time.
I'm almost certain that the error is in grub.conf. I had the same problem last time I installed gentoo and fixed it, but I can't remember what I did...
Stupid question. You're sure that's the name of your kernel? If you're following the install directions exactly it would be:
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/bzImage root=/dev/hda3
probably this isn't the case, but...
Ok well you defeinitely need to have the "gaming" in there from now on, but you said it still didn't work like that, right?
Also a revision to my instructions above, I didn't realize that you had an extra boot partition. So just trying mounting /dev/hda1 if you haven't already. Also remember that the way grub sees partition numbers starts indexing at 0, where the /dev method starts indexing at 1.
Here is just a boot block of what your linux part should look like in grub.conf:
title=Gentoo Linux (genkernel)
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.4.20-gaming-r3 root=/dev/hda3
This block assumes that your have a seperate boot partiton at /dev/hda1, a Probably swap partition at /dev/hda2 and definitely a main partition at /dev/hda3. If this is all correct and you have correctly generated the kernel I really don't see the problem.