Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-05-2004, 02:15 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Pasco, WA | USA
Distribution: MEPIS/Gentoo
Posts: 87

Rep: Reputation: 15
EMERGENCY: Gentoo installation problem!!

Ok... i dont have an Operating system right now, i am running off of Links2 on the Gentoo Live Install CD... ok here is the prob...

Well, i was to the part where you Mount the proc filesystem, an error came out saying "=" N something.. i get what it means.. but how can i go back to fix my make.conf file? i tried typing in "nano -w /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf" but now it comes up blank.. is it because i reset my computer? i thought it would save...plz dont tell me i have to start over again!
Old 09-05-2004, 02:50 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
ummmm yes?, if you didn't save it, you have to redo it (umm, this might surprise you, but you have to tell most programs to save a file before it actually writes to the disk the actual file
Old 09-05-2004, 07:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 3,032

Rep: Reputation: 58
If you have created and mounted the filesystems to install Gentoo on and then reboot, you will need to mount them again. Just follow the handbook and mount the existing partitions - unless you do something destructive (like formatting the partitions) they will still be there.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gentoo Kernel Installation problem calabiyau Linux - Newbie 5 02-06-2005 09:10 PM
gentoo installation problem introuble Linux - General 4 08-26-2004 01:15 PM
XFree86 problem in Gentoo 1.4 Installation Eve7698 Linux - Distributions 2 11-20-2003 10:29 AM
Gentoo installation problem Zerodark Linux - Distributions 4 11-11-2003 09:52 PM
Gentoo 1.4 installation problem satimis Linux - General 3 09-14-2003 04:36 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:28 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration