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Old 04-26-2009, 11:58 AM   #16
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What messages are displayed before you encounter the error ?

I take it you followed the Gentoo Handbook instructions ... step by step ?

You could follow the Genkernel option to build a generic kernel.
I always do that first before I make a custom kernel so I have something to boot into if I goof.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 12:45 PM   #17
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Gentoo-Gav:

Q="In response to re-partitioning, I have been following the guides of a friend, how to I do this "without" losing everything I have built and compiled so far (it has taken 2 days lol)."=

Clue:
You will not lose anything if you back up your kernel and other important files into a separate partition. You may do this by booting from Ubuntu and use it to copy files <importing your files from Gentoo partition> before you will restart to install gentoo.

Your hardware platform is more than enough what is required under normal linux systems, I don't know the reasons why you need recompile a kernel. Just use a default kernel of that distribution for the purpose of test run.

I only have 1GB of ram but honestly I have no problem running the "HUGE" precompiled kernel of Slackware without an initrd.gz.

However, the way I see it, your problem can only come from two (2) possible causes:

--Your kernel compilation went bad somewhere so you have to use another (there are precompiled kernels for gentoo, just download some; use google); or is there an init script? in this case you must reinstall;

--Or that, grub/menu.lst entry did not match the accurate location of your gentoo kernel; in this case simple trial and error fixing on the kernel line of the menu.lst will do the trick.

hope this helps goodluck
 
Old 04-26-2009, 01:18 PM   #18
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Ah, I have noticed that you have also posted on the Gentoo Forum.

Check if your kernel has PCI-Express support:
Code:
# grep -i pcie /usr/src/linux/.config
CONFIG_PCIEPORTBUS=y
CONFIG_PCIEAER=y
 
Old 04-26-2009, 02:29 PM   #19
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I have posted on Gentoo site also yes, need as much help as possible lol..

here are outputs as requested

CONFIG_PCIEPORTBUS=y
# CONFIG_HOTPLUG_PCI_PCIE is not set
CONFIG_PCIEAER=y
# CONFIG_PCIEASPM is not set
CONFIG_ALTERA_PCIE_CHDMA=m
 
Old 04-26-2009, 08:45 PM   #20
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I suggest you continue with the post on the Gentoo Forum ... if I have any more to contribute ... I will reply there.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 08:46 PM   #21
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... I would go back to the Gentoo Handbook and build a kernel using genkernel.
If you can boot the system with that ... then you can play around with your custom kernel.
 
  


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