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Old 11-27-2004, 01:34 PM   #1
rlocone
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Question Installing Gentoo?


Hello All!

I'm new to linux. There are two distros that I attempted to install w/o any luck on my system. First is Gentoo, second was Ubuntu.

Having a hard time compiling kernels and getting the ntfs/dvd/dos/vfat support that I wish. I'm not too knowledgable. So, compiling out these kernels, I'm getting all kinds of errors. Probably not compiling enough modules. There are soooooooooo many settings in the menuconfig. Which ones? Tried to remember every single driver and hardware and what needs to be loaded.

Latest kernel, I'm getting a
Code:
superblock could not be read.
After that it goes into maintenance mode or reboots.

Any help would be appreciated.

thx.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 01:52 PM   #2
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get somebody else's .config file and run make oldconfig. there are several kernel howto's linked to on this site.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:07 PM   #3
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If you don't want to manually configure the kernel you can use Gentoo's genkernel:

# genkernel all

This will build a rather bulky kernel but it will most likely have everything you need.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:34 PM   #4
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Agreed. Use genkernel. Rolling your own kernel, IMHO, is something best left until you are confident in your understanding of the system. You need to know your hardware too. Install using genkernel, then take your time going through all the options in menuconfig. There's quite a lot of help accessible from within menuconfig itself.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:14 PM   #5
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Don't forget to mount /boot and check fstab and grub.conf for errors.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:35 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by comprookie2000
Don't forget to mount /boot and check fstab and grub.conf for errors.
That's exactly the problem. I looked in there and found a trailing forward slash for the root & the wrong mount point. It was set for the mount point for the LiveCD. All that changes when you chroot into your own system.

thx again guys!
 
Old 11-27-2004, 05:44 PM   #7
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Great,one time after about 2 days I booted and could not log in as root,I could log in as me,I forgot to set roots passwd.the live cd saved me.
 
  


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