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Old 05-09-2009, 11:16 AM   #16
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title Gentoo Linux 2.6.28
# Partition where the kernel image (or operating system) is located
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/gentoo-2.6.28 root=/dev/sda3
Are you sure that's the correct partition? I say that because in other post above you mounted gentoo on sda2, not sda3.

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Still not working .........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What's the thing that's not working? The kernel compiled fine, do you mean that it doesn't boot? If that's the case what errors does it spit?
 
Old 05-10-2009, 03:28 PM   #17
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vibinlakshman,

You are quite correct to not emerge grub in gentoo. You will add a Gentoo booting stanza to your existing grub.conf to boot Gentoo.

The boot files themselves can be left in the Gentoo install or moved to your /boot. Both methods work provided you write the booting stanza properly. Your
Code:
root (hd0,2)
kernel /boot/gentoo-2.6.28 root=/dev/sda3
may well be incorrect as it appears to be taken directly from the Gentoo Handbook which uses 3 partitions. You installed to /dev/sda2 so
Code:
root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/gentoo-2.6.28 root=/dev/sda2
may be better.

Also genkernel makes a completely modular kernel when it gets its own way. Then it needs an initrd line to be able to mount your real root. Provided your kernel has everying configured in to boot gentoo, the initrd is not required.

The Gentoo Handbook chapter 10, in code listing 2.3 and 2.4 shows both methods.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 08:51 PM   #18
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Are you sure that's the correct partition? I say that because in other post above you mounted gentoo on sda2, not sda3.



What's the thing that's not working? The kernel compiled fine, do you mean that it doesn't boot? If that's the case what errors does it spit?
Sorry fr late , once a week i'll be having migraine , when it comes , full day on bed , once again sorry for delay

Yea i just mentioned i dont knw much abt that root=/dev/sda3 , i had done it in /dev/sda2 , u r right .. I'll change and see
 
Old 05-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #19
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Sorry fr late , once a week i'll be having migraine , when it comes , full day on bed , once again sorry for delay
No need to apologize, when real life calls we all have to attend to it.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 09:32 PM   #20
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No need to apologize, when real life calls we all have to attend to it.
Ok , so lets come to Gentoo hihihi ..

I just made appropriate modifications in my Ubuntu grub and it worked ..
But again a problem (its normal for me )

When reached
* Checking root file systems
ext2fs_check_if_mount - No such file or directory while determine whether /dev/ROOT mounted
fsck.ext3 : No such file or directory
Superblock couldnt be read or doesnt describe correct ext2 filesyste,

File systems couldnt fixed
Give root password for maintanence
(none)~ #
 
Old 05-10-2009, 09:55 PM   #21
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You need to adjust /etc/fstab conveniently.

/dev/ROOT and /dev/BOOT are just placeholders. You need to put the correct partitions in there. /boot might or might not be a separate partition, if you don't have a separate partition for it then just delete or comment (#) that line.
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:16 PM   #22
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You need to adjust /etc/fstab conveniently.

/dev/ROOT and /dev/BOOT are just placeholders. You need to put the correct partitions in there. /boot might or might not be a separate partition, if you don't have a separate partition for it then just delete or comment (#) that line.
Its working , so they r asking about localhost to start , but i dont knw which localhost username and passwd

So i just restarted and went to Ubuntu and from gentoo done "adduser vibin" & passwd vibin but when passwd option given its asking abt new UNIX passwd , is this root password i'm creating or a normal user?

One step more , oh no i'm in brink of Gentoo , i cant wait it started
Helpppppppppppp
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #23
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You need to adjust /etc/fstab conveniently.

/dev/ROOT and /dev/BOOT are just placeholders. You need to put the correct partitions in there. /boot might or might not be a separate partition, if you don't have a separate partition for it then just delete or comment (#) that line.
One more i had completed my user creation , it showing terminal of user@localhost , for Ubuntu there is an option startx , but what for this gentoo , or is there any mechanism to directly enter into Gentoo , like normal OS procedure , giving user and pass
 
Old 05-10-2009, 10:43 PM   #24
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You must stick to the instructions in the handbook. Chaprter 12.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...k_part1_chap12

Following the relevant links you will reach this:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop

You first need to install the X server:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

Then you need to install whatever desktop environment or window manager you want to use. There are guides to them linked in the Gentoo Desktop Documentation Resources I linked above.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 02:37 AM   #25
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You must stick to the instructions in the handbook. Chaprter 12.

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...k_part1_chap12

Following the relevant links you will reach this:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop

You first need to install the X server:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/xorg-config.xml

Then you need to install whatever desktop environment or window manager you want to use. There are guides to them linked in the Gentoo Desktop Documentation Resources I linked above.
Yea , after doing some xorg server instalaltion , i'm not able to invoke Xorg -configure .. Is there any problem , i cudnt figure it out

So even i tried
# emerge Xorg
Calculating dependencies... done!

emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "Xorg".
 
Old 05-11-2009, 03:01 AM   #26
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Please, follow the xorg configuration guide I linked above. There's no package called "Xorg", and, besides that, you need to configure a few things before you install it. It's all in the guide.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 02:49 PM   #27
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vibinlakshman,

Gentoo gives you only what you must have for every Gentoo install, you have that when you boot into your own install for the very first time. You have reached that milestone.

From now on, you get only what you ask for and the dependancies to make these things work.
As you have not yet installed a GUI, you don't have one. Not everyone wants or needs a GUI. What use would it be on a headless server?
 
Old 05-11-2009, 08:59 PM   #28
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Please, follow the xorg configuration guide I linked above. There's no package called "Xorg", and, besides that, you need to configure a few things before you install it. It's all in the guide.
I'm confused , i havent faces this much difficulties while installing gentoo rather than Xorg ..
I'm using synaptic touchpad as my mouse ? What to do with this nvidia , i dont knw which one i'm using
Even then i edited as INPUT_DEVICE ="synaptic touchpad"
So i can emerge Xorg , but cant . I'm not able to configure it too

What to do??????
 
Old 05-11-2009, 09:31 PM   #29
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I'm confused , i havent faces this much difficulties while installing gentoo rather than Xorg ..
I'm using synaptic touchpad as my mouse ?
Is that a question or an affirmation?

Do you use a regular mouse, a touchpad, or both? Please, be as clear as you can when answering. Your posts are a bit difficult to understand some times.

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What to do with this nvidia , i dont knw which one i'm using
If you don't know what video card do you have, use this command to identify it:

Code:
lspci | grep -i vga
Then update the VIDEO_CARDS variable accordingly, for ati you usually want:

Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx vesa"
for nvidia you want:

Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vesa"
If you have another video card then post here the output so we can give additional hints on how to proceed.

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Even then i edited as INPUT_DEVICE ="synaptic touchpad"
That line has many problems. First, don't put blank spaces around the '=' sign, that's not correct. Also "touchpad" is not a correct driver, "synaptic" is not either (it's "synaptics"). But even more importantly, INPUT_DEVICE means nothing to portage. It's "INPUT_DEVICES", with the trailing 'S' that you omited. Please, be very careful when typing and don't randomly throw values into this variable (or any other).

Regulars users often want this:

Code:
INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev"
in your make.conf. If you also have a synaptics touchpad, thin this:

Code:
INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev synaptics"
If you are not sure, then erase this line from your /etc/make.conf file, and don't specify any value for INPUT_DEVICES. That way all the input drivers will be compiled and you will be on the safe side.

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So i can emerge Xorg , but cant . I'm not able to configure it too

What to do??????
Please, try to understand that you will not be able to configure it until you have installed it correctly. One step at a time. You can't simply skip the installation of the X server and the pretend to configure it...

Next, I have no idea why you insist on running:

Code:
emerge Xorg
I already told you that there's no package called Xorg on the previous post, and I repeat that you must read the guide and follow it. If you do so, you will find that you need to run:

Code:
emerge xorg-x11
It's in the code labeled as "Code Listing 2.3: Installing Xorg".

If you don't read the guide you lose your time, and I lose mine as well. I have no problem explaining everything that's needed here. But I consider it a waste of time to type here again what's already in there in a very clear form.

Luck with that
 
Old 05-11-2009, 09:52 PM   #30
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Is that a question or an affirmation?

Do you use a regular mouse, a touchpad, or both? Please, be as clear as you can when answering. Your posts are a bit difficult to understand some times.



If you don't know what video card do you have, use this command to identify it:

Code:
lspci | grep -i vga
Then update the VIDEO_CARDS variable accordingly, for ati you usually want:

Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx vesa"
for nvidia you want:

Code:
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia vesa"
If you have another video card then post here the output so we can give additional hints on how to proceed.



That line has many problems. First, don't put blank spaces around the '=' sign, that's not correct. Also "touchpad"
Code:
INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev"
in your make.conf. If you also have a synaptics touchpad, thin this:

Code:
INPUT_DEVICES="keyboard mouse evdev synaptics"
If you are not sure, then erase this line from your /etc/make.conf file, and don't specify any value for INPUT_DEVICES. That way all the input drivers will be compiled and you will be on the safe side.




If you don't read the guide you lose your time, and I lose mine as well. I have no problem explaining everything that's needed here. But I consider it a waste of time to type here again what's already in there in a very clear form.

Luck with that
Sorry for my mistake , but can i explain one thing , if u dont mind

OK here it is , i have properly edited my conf file , and done accordingly u specified , Ok , it was my first step
Second i emerged pv -xorg server
Third emerge xorg-x11

env-update
# source /etc/profile
as fourth and fifth .

This is my final step
#Xorg -configure
but command doesnt exist shows .. Can u explain it why ?
 
  


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