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Old 08-26-2004, 03:27 AM   #1
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Gentoo and my Network Card


Hi. I did a Gentoo Stage 1 Install and when I compiled my kernel, I thought I had set it up properly to handle my network card fine, but it doesn't. How do I recompile my kernel, edit grub.conf, and all that other fun stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am using Gentoo 2004.2.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:49 AM   #2
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if the system doesnt boot:

put the live CD back in, mount the drives again (in the install guide) and chroot again. you should still have all files and what not in place, just re-do the kernel part of the install guide since the other stuff will still be in tact.


this also pretty much works in any disater situation. i've even used live CD's to recover stuff off busted Windows systems (gotta love Knoppix). Speaking of knoppix, u can do all this from knoppix also, just gotta "su" to root when you open up the Konsole.

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Old 08-26-2004, 08:56 AM   #3
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The Gentoo installation guide should be able to help with those questions. If you're unfamiliar with configuring and compiling your kernel, there is a utility called "genkernel" you might use.

You can find more information here.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 04:43 PM   #4
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Yea, I started over with the Gentoo installation guide and tried a stage 3 install with genkernel, typing in exactly what it said to do. (Changed some things to do with my partition layout and stuff). Anyways, it didn't even make an initrd file in my boot directory and now gentoo won't boot at all. Is LFS better than this because when the manual says one thing and gentoo does another, I tend to want to look for something that works better. I heard LFS works, does the manual actually tell you what it is going to do or is it like Gentoo where someone who doesn't have a lot of experience has to ignore the manual and guess and hope he gets it right?
 
Old 08-26-2004, 05:33 PM   #5
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it didn't even make an initrd file in my boot directory
if an initrd was not created, then you did not run mkinitrd correctly... there is no way that if those instructions are followed correctly that it will not be created (save for a software error, the existence of which would be very obvious at the time)
 
Old 08-27-2004, 06:17 AM   #6
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hmmm....i thought id followed them exactly....maybe i screwed something up along the line. Oh well, I noticed the new YOPER and am kind of interested.....anybody by any chance checked this out? I'm downloading right now and I am going to triple boot Windows XP, Fedora Core 2, and Yoper 2.1. But ya, I deleted the partition and made new partitions for fedora and yoper. So, too late . Anyways, tty all later.
 
  


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