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Old 03-12-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
n5k
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Problems with Gentoo install/grub/boot


I've just installed Gentoo 2004.0 (with the 2.6.3 kernel), but I'm experiencing some problems:
I got the error that devfs wasn't supported, so I did the following:

# cd /usr/src/linux
# make menuconfig

- enabled the devfs support and the "mount at boot" option and exited and saved

# make install
# cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/linux-2.6.3

Then I edited Grub, to match the kernel. Here's my grub.conf:

default 0
timeout 15
splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
title=Gentoo Linux 2004.0
root (hd0,0)
kernel (hd0,0)/linux-2.6.3 root=/dev/hda3

This file is exactly the same as the one I had before, only I changed the last line to match with the name of my new kernel.

Now...when I boot, I get the error "file not found" for the kernel (after I've pressed <enter> in Grub.

What can I do about this?

I've checked that the file (linux-2.6.3) exists in /boot

(please keep in mind that I am a n00b when you explain )
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:28 AM   #2
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double check the spelling
or you can do this: when you're in the grub menu type 'c' to get a prompt, enter
Code:
GRUB> root (hd0,0)
GRUB> kernel / <tab>
that should give you a list of files it can see
 
Old 03-12-2004, 09:32 AM   #3
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It can't see the new kernel...only the first one, where the devfs isn't supported...
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:03 AM   #4
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then copy it again, make sure you copy it to the right place
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:08 AM   #5
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Also, make sure that /boot is mounted when you copy the new kernel to that location!

Since the default in Gentoo is not to mount /boot at startup it is possible to actually copy the kernel image to /boot when it isn't mounted - effectively copying it to the / file system instead to the /boot filesystem.


Håkan
 
Old 03-12-2004, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thanks!

The problem were the mounting.
I've been so stressed and trying - rebooting - trying - rebooting over and over again, and didn't think of the mounting

Now...the big X...hehe...you'll probably hear from me again
 
  


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