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Old 03-10-2005, 11:30 AM   #1
Super Nade
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Gentoo install help!! bootstrap problems


Guys, I'm following the installation handbook word for word and the Portage directory is missing! Thats what's so puzzling. I did do a
Code:
cd /usr
and a
Code:
 ls -ax
but the Portage directory wasn't in there!

Well, the manual says I could use the emerge-webrsync. That worked (no updates were done) as I got no error messages.

Should I reinstall?

system specs are in my sig.

HDD Config is as follows:-
IDE [Primary, Linux]
I have 3 partitions:
boot 32M
swap 512M
root rest of the hdd

SATA [Windows]
not detected by Gentoo.

Last edited by Super Nade; 03-10-2005 at 02:42 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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from what i can remember, it's a seperate package on the first cd which you need to extract into /usr/portage

browse everything on the cd and when you come across a dir called 'All', you''ve found it.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:37 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
from what i can remember, it's a seperate package on the first cd which you need to extract into /usr/portage

browse everything on the cd and when you come across a dir called 'All', you''ve found it.
I've been following every step carefully. O.K. This is what I did so far. Starting from scratch.

1.Changed root password
2.Created a user
3.setup network as follows:
Code:
#modprobe sk98lin
#net-setup
#ping -c 3 www.google.com
4.Partitioned HDD as follows:
/dev/hdb1 Boot 32M
/dev/hdb2 Swap 512M
/dev/hdb3 Root rest of the HDD

I got this message when I began partitioning ie used
Code:
 fdisk /dev/hdb
Message:
Code:
The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 7476.There is nothing wrong with thta, but this is larger than 1024 :and in certain setups cause problems with:-
1.software that runs at boot time (eg old versions of LILO)
2.Booting and partition software from other OS'es (eg. DOS FDisk, OS/2 FDisk)
5.Applied the respective partitions and enabled swap
6.Mounted partitions (page 40)
7.checked date
8.Used stage 1 from the cd (Page 43)
9.Installed portage (Page 44)

When I did thispage 45)
Code:
#cp /mnt/cdrom/distfiles/*  /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles/
I got this message:
Code:
cp:omitting directory '/mnt/cdrom/distfiles/cvs-src
10.Configured kernel compile options
making the following changes:
Code:
CFLAGS=" -pipes -02"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
11.Installing Base Gentoo system (page 49)
I typed:
Code:
#mirrorselect -a -s4 -0 >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/make.conf
I got this message
Code:
/usr/sbin/mirrorselect:line1:portageq:command not found
12.Mounted the proc filesystem
13.Entered the new envoirnment (page 50)

14.Updating the portage tree
I typed:
Code:
#emerge --sync
I get the error message: (same error message displayed when I did emerge-info
Code:
!!!Invalid token (not"=") 
!!!ParseError: nvalid token (not"=") ://etc/make.conf:line 7 in //etc/make.conf
!!!Incorrect multiline literals can cause this. Do not use them
So I went ahead and tride code listing 6 page 51:
Code:
emerge-webrsynch
No error messages. It scanned through a lot of websites and said no packages were available.

15.Configured USE variable according to the code on pg 52.
16.Progressing from stage1 to stage2:
I typed:
Code:
#scripts/bootstrap.sh
I got his error message many times over:
Code:
!!!Invalid token (not"=") 
!!!ParseError: nvalid token (not"=") ://etc/make.conf:line 7 in //etc/make.conf
!!!Incorrect multiline literals can cause this. Do not use them
This is where I'm stuck at. I hope I've been a bit more clear this time.
Did I miss anything?

Thanks mate,

Folks at the Gentoo Forums seem to be getting mad at me for asking!

Last edited by Super Nade; 03-10-2005 at 02:48 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #4
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First did you fix /etc/make.conf?
next try this;
Code:
(Activate the swap partition)    # swapon /dev/hdax
(Mount the root partition)       # mount /dev/hdax /mnt/gentoo
(Mount the boot partition)       # mount /dev/hdax /mnt/gentoo/boot
(Go to the mountpoint)           # cd /mnt/gentoo
(Copy over nameserver information)
                                 # cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf
(Mount the proc filesystem)      # mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
(Chroot into the new environment)# chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash
(Load the necessary variables)   # env-update; source /etc/profile
(Network-only, non-GRP: update Portage)
                                 # emerge --sync
What Happens?
 
Old 03-10-2005, 02:56 PM   #5
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post line 7 of make.conf, if your emerge sync failed, you wouldn't have a portage tree to work from.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:05 PM   #6
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I looked at the /etc/make.conf file and after the first 3 lines, it was full of garbage characters. Should I delete the garbage? The only thing I could make out of line seven was ipv6. The rest was junk (special characters).

I'm in XP right now, so I'll try the fix /etc/make.conf and get back to you guys.

Now, do I have to reinstall from scratch or can I continue whern I left off?

Last edited by Super Nade; 03-10-2005 at 03:06 PM.
 
Old 03-10-2005, 03:09 PM   #7
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mirrorselect put all that junk in there.heres mine;
/etc/make.conf
Code:
# These settings were set by the catalyst build script that automatically built this stage
# Please consult /etc/make.conf.example for a more detailed example
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
USE="apache2 cddb gimp gtkhtml imlib2 java mmx mmx2 mp3 mplayer nvidia pic \
     ppds sse sse2 syslog -oss -arts -kde -libg -qt -quicktime"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
PORTAGE_NICENESS=3
AUTOCLEAN="yes"
FEATURES="sandbox ccache candy"
CCACHE_SIZE="2G"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.osuosl.org/ http://open-systems.ufl.edu/mirrors/gentoo http://gentoo.eliteitminds.com"
 
Old 03-10-2005, 06:06 PM   #8
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Skip the mirrorselect; it's problematic - no, it's a crock.
Delete the crap, go with the defaults. Later on you can look at the mirror list, and pick a local one if you wish.

Generally after a problem, fix the problem and proceed from there - as posted earlier by comprookie2000.
That is, you do *NOT* have to start from the beginning.

Yet ....
 
  


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