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Old 02-22-2006, 05:37 AM   #1
Alkibiades
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Question Gentoo istallation doesn't mount boot partition.


I am trying to install Gentoo on this computer:
- Pentium MMX 250 MHz
- 128 MB SDRAM 83 MHz
- HDD's:
- hda1 50 MB ext2 (boot)
- hda2 1024 MB swap partition
- hda3 1200 MB reiserFS
- hdb1 3,0 GB reiserFS (root)
I mounted hdb1 as mnt/gentoo, then made /mnt/gentoo/boot, and then tried to mount hda1 as /mnt/gentoo/boot. I got the following error:
'mount: mount point /mnt/gentoo/boot does not exist'
Does anyone know what I've done wrong?

Thanks in advance,
Alkibiades
 
Old 02-22-2006, 06:06 AM   #2
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Did you chroot to /mnt/gentoo before you tried to mount boot partition ?
 
Old 02-22-2006, 07:04 AM   #3
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I cannot chroot into /mnt/gentoo: No files are installed at the moment; I am just doing what the handbook tells me to do.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 07:38 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Alkibiades
I cannot chroot into /mnt/gentoo: No files are installed at the moment; I am just doing what the handbook tells me to do.
Nope. Hanbook tells you to create mount directories before mounting them.
 
Old 02-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #5
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I tried a new install two times... Third time succeeded. Thanks everyone,
Alkibiades
 
Old 02-22-2006, 03:14 PM   #6
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Quote:
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I tried a new install two times... Third time succeeded. Thanks everyone,
Alkibiades
The gentoo handbook must be read carefully and step by step You probably figured that out allready.

I installed it myself months ago, and I think I used like 10 attempt before I got it working
 
  


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