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Old 03-12-2007, 02:05 PM   #1
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Sabayon Installation


Hi
Im trying to Install Sabayon 3.26 64 bit version.
The sequence of events are as follows:
I have DVD RW and CD RW Drive. install disc is DVD in DVDRW drive
When I select Install Sabayon in text or graphics mode, it tries to mount /dev/sr0 and CD RW drive light blinks. I presume /dev/sr1 is DVDRW drive which is supposed to be mounted. If i place ne disk in my CDRW drive i.e. sr0, it displays invalid boot disk message and doesn check sr1
If i dont place ne thing in CDRW drive, I get "Kernel Panic" error message.

Am confused. Pls help

Cheers
 
Old 03-13-2007, 05:09 AM   #2
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It sounds to me like the installer is getting seriously confused. If this project maintains a mailing list, you might want to post to it about this problem.
 
Old 03-15-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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Can you get the Live CD to run?
 
Old 03-15-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
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Yep the installer is confused
None of the dvd options run. I just get a No bootable media error. I even disconnected my CDRW drive. still no luck

Ne other ideas???
 
Old 03-15-2007, 09:37 PM   #5
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None of the dvd options run. I just get a No bootable media error.
Now I'm confused. I thought in your first post you indicated you could boot the DVD but ran into trouble when selected an option.
 
Old 03-15-2007, 10:42 PM   #6
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You can have weird issues if you burned your DVD to fast, I burn mine at 4x and never have problems at that speed.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 10:52 AM   #7
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@blackhole

Sorry for confusing you. Ill make it clear. The DVD boots from DVDRW drive. But it starts reading CDRW drive(/dev/sr0). And ends up with the message no bootable media since Im booting from DVD. I checked in /dev and sr1(supposed to be DVDRW drive) doesn exist. This happens for ne option(ie live cd, text installation etc).
Hope im clear now.

I heard v3.3 has been released. ill try tat
 
Old 03-17-2007, 02:24 AM   #8
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I heard v3.3 has been released. ill try tat
I hope that works out for you. But if it does the same thing, I still think this would be an issue for the project's mailing list as something seems seriously wrong.
 
Old 03-17-2007, 05:22 AM   #9
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Hello

Have some good and bad news.
Good is tat i can finally boot the DVD
I made the DVDRW drive as primary slave and am able to boot the DVD.

Now the bad news. Im still not able to install
The problem is after the progress bar reaches almost completion(when i select livecd, gui installl, console install etc), the monitor goes blank and monitor led blinks. So it implies my monitor is not detected. When i press Ctrl+Alt+F1 , i get the console. When i try to start gdm(/usr/bin) or Xsession(/etc/X11), I get the foll error messages :
xterm xterror : cant open display %s
xterm : Display not setup
I also tried copying xorg.conf.legacy to xorg.conf and also tried configuring xorg.conf again. But no use.
I can get to console. Can i install from there, is there ne provision???

My monitor is Proview PA-456.

Cheers
 
Old 03-17-2007, 05:43 AM   #10
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the monitor goes blank and monitor led blinks.
That sounds like it has put the monitor to sleep (OK, literally power-save mode)!

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So it implies my monitor is not detected.
I'm not so sure. See previous comment. Did your monitor maybe have an allergic reaction to being probed???

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When i press Ctrl+Alt+F1 , i get the console.
Is the monitor light still blinking? Maybe Ctrl+Alt+F1 woke the monitor up? When you get to this point try Alt-F2, Alt-F3, etc., in sequence and see if you can get back to your graphical display. At least that's my idea. This is weird!
 
Old 03-17-2007, 06:28 AM   #11
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I tried Alt+F1. I do get back the GUI based screen with the progress bar. Then I get the verbose mode with a message "Failed to start Sabayon Text Installer" and then the command prompt.

So still stuck
 
Old 03-17-2007, 06:10 PM   #12
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I'm fresh out of ideas. Sorry.
 
Old 03-21-2007, 04:31 AM   #13
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Thanks for ur help. Have learnt quite a bit. Ill try ver 3.3 and see
 
  


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