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Old 02-01-2005, 01:55 PM   #16
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oh, and why isn't there a Gentoo forum here at linuxquestions?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 03:38 PM   #17
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The Gentoo forums are good.


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Old 02-01-2005, 03:50 PM   #18
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Did you use genkernel or menuconfig?
 
Old 02-01-2005, 05:37 PM   #19
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Did you make sure to do step 9d in the gentoo istall handbook?
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emerge reiserfsprogs
I almost missed that step myself because it doesn't say much.
 
Old 02-01-2005, 06:00 PM   #20
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I seem to recall something about the specific distro forums actually having some input and/or advice from the groups/organisations (or representatives thereof) that produce the distros.

Which means that while there's a good few of us here who may (or in my case not, due to lack of knowledge) help with gentoo based questions, the actual gentoo.org forums are quite extensive.

This and this may point you in the right direction (please notice they're both taken from the gentoo forums, but you can still ask gentoo stuff here @ LQ, theres not much you can't ask, which is pretty ).

Erm, also my grub.conf looks like this ->


default 1
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.10-gentoo-r4
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/kernel-2.6.10-gentoo-r4 root=/dev/ram0 real_root=/dev/hda5 init=/linuxrc splash=verbose
initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.10-gentoo-r4

title=Windows XP
root (hd0,0)
makeactive
chainloader +1


and yes, I just follow the instructions here whenever I see that they (the gentoo.org) have released a new kernel version, so I just have to make sure that I modify the grub.conf for the new version. Thus far, it's worked everytime (touch wood ).

regards

John
 
Old 02-01-2005, 10:42 PM   #21
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I used genkernel
 
Old 02-02-2005, 02:32 AM   #22
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Do you have hda1 marked bootable ???.
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:19 AM   #23
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Marking partitions as bootable is a Windows thing and doesn't really apply to Linux.


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Old 02-02-2005, 12:44 PM   #24
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yes, my hda1 is marked, it seems to mount everything fine except when it gets to the xfs thing, but I dont have any xfs partitions! Arghh!
 
Old 02-02-2005, 02:48 PM   #25
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reiserfs? Gentoo needs to have that compiled in your kernel
 
Old 02-02-2005, 09:16 PM   #26
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I used genkernel to compile the kernel, and I also used the emerge reiserfsprogs
command. What does the "root (hd0,1)" mean in the grub.conf? mine says "root (hd0,0)"
is that a problem?
 
Old 02-02-2005, 10:51 PM   #27
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That means he has windows on the first partition.
 
Old 02-03-2005, 12:08 AM   #28
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this proves im a noob, i put real_root=/dev/hda

thanks for your help guys, problem solved
 
  


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