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Old 04-25-2003, 11:04 AM   #1
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Gentoo ISO question


Hey all.

I dl'd the Gentoo stage 3 yada yada iso file.
Burned it, boots ok... but my question is:

The initial install.txt file that you pretty much need in order to install the system... is inside the ISO.
Once the disk is booted, you are able to read the install.txt with vi or less but it's quite annoying to have to read... then exit and do... then exit and re-read...

Isn't there a way to print the text document so users would have a substantial way of direction prior to the actually installation?
If not this is completely retarded. Because once you get about 1/4 thru the install, and you chroot... you loose the install.txt file.

This doesn't make any sense to me. If I've over looked something then please point it out. Otherwise, I'm about to render the Gentoo distro install as useless as a digital paperweight.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 01:08 PM   #2
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There is 2 ways to solve your problem on

1: Press ALT + <num> and login on another TTY and read the document there, while you do your install on TTY1 (Change back by pressing ALT + 1.

2: Go to the gentoo homepage and print the Installdocument on the documentpage. (If you use I386+ this is the link for you)
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/gentoo-x86-install.xml

p.s
I can really recomend the other documentation on www.gentoo.org, they are really good and well structured.
d.s

Good Luck, and have a good book while doing all emerge
 
Old 04-25-2003, 02:22 PM   #3
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You can't log in to any other ttys because the root password is scrambled, and you they dont tell you what it is.

I've tried it. And don't wanna sit there trying to crack a pw just to install or read text. I did find the online documentation, but that's beside the point. I guess my point was, that if a user had a machine that they were setting up, they would have no access to the install documentation if they didn't print it prior (29 pages) or have constant access via another box.

Tnx for the reply.
 
Old 04-25-2003, 02:50 PM   #4
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***Ok, this part is new***

Trying to get the Gentoo up and running. burned the ISO, and booted. Worked my way thru a bit of the installation, but during the:
env-update
procedure, it says:
>>>Note: /etc/make.profile/make.defaults isn't available.
an 'emerge sync' will probably fix this.

Well, it doesn't. As a matter of fact, the emerge sync doesn't do anything except tell me to keep trying. It keeps erroring out with:

>>>Note: /etc/make.profile/make.defaults isn't available.
an 'emerge sync' will probably fix this.
>>>starting rsync with rsync://rsync.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage...
rsync: failed to connect to rsync.gentoo.org: Connection refused
rsync error: in socket IO (code 10) at clientserver.c(83)

Anyone have any idea what the hell all of this means? I've checked on the gentoo site, but everytime I find a link to something that MIGHT be related, the links don't work. Go figure...

Anyway, any help is greatly appreciated.

P.S. Yes the NIC is setup correctly. I've verified this by pinging hosts outside of my network as well as inside.

Thanks

L8rz
 
Old 04-25-2003, 04:38 PM   #5
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try using a different rsync source, which you can set in /etc/make.conf at the bottom, e.g.

GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.linux.no/ http://ftp.tu-clausthal.de/pub/linux/gentoo/
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:41 PM   #6
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Well, I got it to work. It just worked... first three times it failed.
So I started over, and found out that I had to emerge sync long before the docs told me to. Well, a couple of steps before.

Anywho, I got all the way to the end. Setup everything. No errors or bugs. Wrote the lilo config, and wrote it to the MBR. It boots into lilo fine, but it's saying: cannot mount root on 8:35pm

thats it. I checked my lilo.conf to make sure that all of my mount points are ok. They seem to be. I'll have to play around with it a bit more I guess.

If it doens't work, I'll post again.

Tnx.

L8rz
 
Old 04-27-2003, 01:52 PM   #7
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Have you compiled support for your root FS? Sounds silly but worth checking nonetheless.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 09:44 PM   #8
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I'm pretty sure I did. I encluded ext2 and reiserfs support during the menuconfig.

I'll re-check though. I might have missed something.
Tnx.

L8rz
 
  


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