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Old 08-02-2004, 03:09 AM   #1
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what does it mean initrd error " no such file or directory"

dear friends
iam new to gentoo and i tried installing gentoo on my pc.
hardware configuration.
celeron 2.6ghz,865gbf motherboard,80gb hard disk,512mb RAM and lg electronics flatron
monitor model no -E700s, plextor cd/dvd writer.
initially i tried installing gentoo as follows.
i did a default disk partitioning with reiserfs as given in the hand book
i have choosen i686 tar bal and the snapshot and i went ahead up to
chapter 6.
in the kernel configuration i tried with genkernel-
it didnt recognise the kernel and initrd
the following message came"no such file or directory"
then i tried with x86 tar bal and the same message, then i tried
pentium4 tar bal the same message.
for architecture and clags i didnt change anything , what ever the
machine had give i simply kept.
finally i did a manual configuration and it showed the kernel as
2.4.25-r1 and it didnt recongnise the initrd.
for initrd it said" no such file or directory"
i used the steps given by the handbook only.
i havent tried any experimental settings.
now what is the problem with this setup. i dont know anything about linux.
for celeron which tar bal i should choose and how to overcome this initrd
why genkernel failed.
thre must be some problem with my installation at chapeter 6 and 7 level.
also regarding make.config
what are the ideal settings for my hardware.
i have live cd 2004.1 and supporting 686 as per the documentation.
i dont have internet connection, so its a stage 3 installation from the
beginning till the end.
i have downloaded the package cd too.
can someone suggest me how to solve this initrd " no such file or directory"
why does this happen.
thanks for your time.
linux newbi
Old 08-02-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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did you emerge genkernel
Old 08-02-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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it sounds like either initrd is missing from /etc or there is something wrong (probably a type-o) with your bootloader config. i made the same mistake on my gentoo system at work and for a while (until i figured it out) i got the same error.

hope i could help!!!!!



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