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Old 05-16-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
wolverineman85
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Question Post-Installation Boot-Up Problems (Gentoo 2004.1)


I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 and I installed Gentoo (2004.1) onto a firewire HDD. For the kernel (gentoo-kernel 2.4.25), I used genkernel. I got GRUB installed and working, but when I boot into gentoo i got the following error:
Code:
/bin/sh: Can't open dofirewire
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
My config for Gentoo GRUB is as follows:
Code:
root (hd0,2)
kernel /kernel-2.4.25-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/sda2 dofirewire
initrd /initrd-2.4.25-gentoo-r2
So then I took out the dofirewire command and I ran into the following message:
Code:
BusyBox v1.00-pre7 (2004.05.16-17:48+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4171, limit=4096
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4171, limit=4096
/ #
and when I type in help, I get this on the screen:
Code:
. : alias bg break cd chdir continue eval exec exit export false
fg hash help jobs kill let local pwd read readonly return set
shift times trap true type ulimit umask unalias unset wait
Where should I go from here? Any help would be much appreciated.

Last edited by wolverineman85; 05-16-2004 at 11:49 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 08:52 PM   #2
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Is dofirewire installed?

I recommend you do your kernel by hand. There are still lots of bugs in genkernel, I understand.

Gentoo forums

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-17-2004 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 12:23 PM   #3
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Re: Post-Installation Boot-Up Problems (Gentoo 2004.1)

[QUOTE]Originally posted by wolverineman85
[B]I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 and I installed Gentoo (2004.1) onto a firewire HDD. For the kernel (gentoo-kernel 2.4.25), I used genkernel. I got GRUB installed and working, but when I boot into gentoo i got the following error:
Code:
/bin/sh: Can't open dofirewire
Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
My config for Gentoo GRUB is as follows:
[CODE]root (hd0,2)
kernel /kernel-2.4.25-gentoo-r2 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/sda2 dofirewire
Code:
BusyBox v1.00-pre7 (2004.05.16-17:48+0000) Built-in shell (ash)
Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

/bin/sh: can't access tty; job control turned off
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4171, limit=4096
attempt to access beyond end of device
01:00: rw=0, want=4171, limit=4096
/ #

So the problem is.. just in case anyone (like I was) read this a few years later...

in the grub.conf above the line that starts with "kernel /kern..." you need to tell the kernel howbig the ramdisk is. So for example, I added the line ramdisk_size=125688.

-netstv
 
  


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