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Old 02-28-2008, 05:25 AM   #1
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Exclamation gentoo modprobe.sh crash boot


i'm lost with this, i installed gentoo 2007.0 off a livecd then tried to boot only to be given this error http://www.cgstock.com/6497 i tried messing around with the boot commands but it didnt help, it always crashes after a huge amount of errors in modprobe.sh, or so it tells me, i checked the md5sum on my iso file before i burned it, i'm not sure how to check a CD once it's burned, but when nero verified the cd it came up as being all good...

i can access my linux dives from windows so i can modify config files or w/e, could someone please tell me what i've done wrong?

i have used linux before, just not gentoo which is why i put this in the newbie section
 
Old 02-28-2008, 07:45 AM   #2
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LiveCD is not intended for your first Gentoo install. LiveCD allows you to skip certain parts of installation (thus saving some time) assuming you are familiar with Gentoo and can finish the installation yourself. In any case the whole Gentoo installer thingy is very controversial and even "old hands" often choose the regular install instead.
Here is how you go: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml

Edit: Forgot to add, get fresh stage tarball from funtoo.org.

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:20 AM   #3
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ok, so what causes this issue? i couldnt access my network hardware from the live cd so i can't do a network enabled install,

i have source code for my wireless card drivers, would it be possible to add these into a minimal install, if so could you help me?

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Old 02-29-2008, 07:17 AM   #4
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It does not matter what CD you boot to install Gentoo, I usually use Knoppix for 32-bit install. I don't know what causes your error, looks like some module is broken. Won't happen when you go by handbook and build your own kernel. Just get a recent LiveCD that has support for your wireless. Knoppix, Ubuntu, GRML, SystemResqueCD (works both 32 and 64 bit). Boot into GUI so you can keep the handbook open in a browser, open a terminal window and install.
 
Old 02-29-2008, 09:37 PM   #5
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so, let me get my head around this, boot from a live cd that supports my wireless, then how do i then go about doing the installation? do i run the gentoo livecd in a virtual machine or something? you lost me, i dont understand how you can install gentoo from ubuntu or other distrobutions live cd...

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Old 02-29-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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Boot into GUI so you can keep the handbook open in a browser, open a terminal window and install.
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/index.xml

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/altinstall.xml#doc_chap3

With Gentoo, you are the installer.
 
Old 03-01-2008, 02:08 AM   #7
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ok... i think i'd better do some more reading
 
Old 03-01-2008, 12:11 PM   #8
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ok, i've got gentoo installed and bootable now, i'm just curious if there's any way i can compile say my wireless card drivers in my host distro then take them over to gentoo during installation?
 
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otherwise could you please tell me what to emerge to be able to compile them after 1st boot?
 
Old 03-01-2008, 12:53 PM   #10
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ok, i've got gentoo installed and bootable now, i'm just curious if there's any way i can compile say my wireless card drivers in my host distro then take them over to gentoo during installation?
When you are in chroot environment you can do whatever you need to build a standalone installation, e.g. emerge wireless drivers.
 
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i tried that but the rt61 drivers call uname -r in the makefile to determine your kernel version, is there a way i can make uname -r return my gentoo kernel without booting into that kernel?
 
Old 03-01-2008, 06:35 PM   #12
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Never had this problem myself ... but you can boot your kernel and emerge the driver, sources are already in /usr/portage/distfiles. Just make sure you've fetched all sources you need, like wpa_supplicant or whatever.
 
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ok thx, new issue, when trying to compile GNOME from source (because orbit won't emerge) i keep getting errors about my XML catalog
Code:
configure: error: could not find DocBook XML DTD V4.1.2 in XML catalog
i have docbook XML 4.1.2 emerged, i'm not sure why it's giving me this error

edit: nvm i just emerged gtk-doc and it seems to have fixed the issue

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:48 AM   #14
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just out of curiosity, is there a graphical front-end for emerge?
 
Old 03-02-2008, 07:36 AM   #15
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There are some ... porthole is one of them, useful to browse portage and get the picture what's installed.
 
  


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