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ok renamed the file back to bzImage
removed the previous mykernel from boot
cp over new bzImage as mykernel
ls /boot/ shows my kernel
then did ls /lib/modules/ and got the kernel version, hope this the right one cause wouldn't this report the one I am currently using?
Anyway have no idea no what modules to load tried to find info on them in google, but that didn't work probably only listed in the kernel sources. Should be ok though as I enabled all the harware not as modules except for the the ones I wasn't sure about as it wanted to install a realtek driver for the ethernet, but I am sure it should use intel pro so I made realtek M.
The ones that concerned me is the iptables ones they were ipt_notrack.ko
iptable_raw.ko Others were loop.ko nvram.ko anyway left them alone.
Which brings me to me fstab which looks nothing like what I proposed
/dev/boot /boot is ext2 which is right
/dev/ROOT / is ext3 which is wrong should be reiserfs
swap is ok
/dev/cdroms/cdrom0 /mnt/cdrom and is iso9660(where is subfs?) which should be ok, but I have two optical drives.
/dev/fd0 is /mnt/floppy but the is a # sign in front of it making me think it not going to be read.
And my home diectory is not even there and should be reiserfs. Also if I have to create these these items how do I use a naming device as they say /dev/BOOT instead of /dev/hda1 I created my /home directory last as hda4 is this ok to put in fstab? Also how would I name my other optical drive? cdrom1?
Thnaks for your time penguin. I really appreciate it.
what makes you think I have diverted from the handbook? I mearly made a mistake, I wish I could follow the handbook to the T, but unforunately it is not detailed enough.
If there is a particular thing you think I did wrong could you please kindly state it, as I followed every command in the book. The handbook says that the fsab may not be correct, but would it normally be this out to lunch?
I added my other optical drive, and switched the filesystem types to corrispond to what I did.
Looks like you have decided to ignore Gentoo Handbook and install in your own way. Hmh
You should follow the Handbook, in particular if this is your first Gentoo install.
Some of the best advice I've ever heard regaurding Gentoo. Personally I had to learn this one the hard way.
I'm not quite sure whats wrong with your fstab as opposed to what its supposed to be. The default fstab that your supposed to edit dosen't have anything listed properly for you system, your job is to edit to make it fit your system.
No this dosen't work anything like the make.conf file does. What you put here is all that gets put here. This one peice of the install you really can't play to much with because if its not right you probably won't boot up when you restart the computer after the install is finished.
There are alot of options for to put in there like noauto, noatime, users, rw, etc. I'm not familar with them all, but if you are and you know what they do I'm assuming it will be ok to use them. I run my Gentoo on the K.I.S.S. principle to keep myself out of trouble. (Keep It Simple Stupid)
After you finish editing this, its all the editing will get, unlike the make.conf file. Aslong as your paritions matchup to what you claim they are, i.e. /dev/hda3 really is /root, and you labled all of the filesystems correctly, you shouldn't have to many problems. Odds are you didn't have to change the numbers listed on the far right. Those come listed correctly for you assuming you filled in from the example given.
Finally, no Linux isn't going to calculate anything for you in this file. If you've ever used Fedora or Ubuntu and you looked at this file, odds are they didn't have half the options you do, which is one reason I like Gentoo, you can pick all of this out for yourself during the install while its easy and safe to do it.
Did I get everything?
ps. don't let me scare you, this isn't as bad as I may of made it sound
Thanks very much penguin, the only thing Ireally to know now is what would happen if I shut down my computer at this point in the install would I be able to get back here again?
I am temporarily away form that box right now, but I would like to know if I could bring it to me? or if the power goes out where it is right now.
Would I have to use the install disc again, and get back to that chrooted environment or could I boot without the disc.
Also I am having a hard time understanding what this chrooted environment is, I understand that the disc starts your box with the kernel on the disc till you get set up like your partition and everything, then you have to mount them including your proc, then by chrooting do change from the the / on the install disc to the / on the hdd, so to say?