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Old 09-03-2004, 11:52 AM   #1
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Gentoo - interactive boot[?]

My newly installed system hangs right after these lines:

INIT: Entering runlevel: 3
* Starting metalog... [ ok ]

Is there a way to initiate interactive boot of some sort in order to troubleshoot the issue?
Old 09-19-2004, 06:14 PM   #2
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I had the same problem and i resolved it recompiling and reinstalling kernel and modules
Old 09-20-2004, 06:05 AM   #3
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Run gentoo with the option "single" in your boot line. You'll get a command line you can solve this from. Perhaps your metalog configuration is incorrect? Also, if you can locate the problem, report it to the gentoo bugzilla system
Old 09-20-2004, 04:12 PM   #4
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if you have modified any module in the default state and something is wrong linux stop loading in the service which module or configuration is wrong (maybe alsa).
try this:
use a linux livecd.
create a directory to mount your gentoo.
#mkdir /mnt/gentoo
mount the root partition in that directory.
#mount /dev/hdX /mnt/gentoo
where hdX is the root partition
chroot your gentoo
#cd /mnt/gentoo
#chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
Enter in the directory where the kernel source code is
#cd /usr/src/linux
and make the modules install again
#make modules_install
and reboot the system
this should be enought
I hope it to be usefull.

Last edited by poveda; 09-20-2004 at 04:21 PM.


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