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docmur
okay I'm new to having to do grub conf and I need help making one for my gentoo installation
I've downloaded the genkernel and my partition lay out is such

/hda1 windows XP
/hda2 /boot
/hda3 /swap
/hda4 /

the kernel version that I have is kernel-2.6.11-r9
when it try to configurer it I type

emerge grub
grub
grub> root (hd0,1)
grub>setup (hd0,1)

then my conf file looks like

Title=gentoo linux
root (hd0,1)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-r9 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/hda4
initrd /initrd-2.6.11


the problem is at boot I get an error which says

root (hd0,1)
Kernel-2.6.11-r9 not found
error 15

press any key to continue...

can some one help me figure this mess out
Termina
Is there any reason in particular you are using Grub instead of Lilo? Have you tried both? The easiest thing to do would probally be to try out lilo.

If you really want grub, let's check out a few things.

ls /boot

Does a file called kernel-2.6.11-r9 show up? Make sure the filename is 100% correct.

Personally, when I installed Gentoo, Grub was a real bitch. Lilo is your friend. wink.gif
docmur
I gave up on gentoo now i run fedora core
Jim
Thats to bad man, Gentoo is where its at smile.gif
Termina
Yes, that's where it's at.

If you're a machocist. And really love waiting 3 days to get a full system up. wink.gif That 5 second loadup time is worth it! (if you restart often?) happy.gif
Jim
ok, I didn't mean to start this, which was really short sighted of me, I should have seen this comming.
docmur
My ownly problem was that I had no way to get the GUI up. when I ran emerge KDE i got error can not find lib***.rpm not found
Jim
Wait what? When you can emerge KDE on your gentoo box? I am confused by your problem. I thought you gave up on gentoo and are on Fedora now?
docmur
I did give up gentoo. I meant when I ran the command Emerge KDE
docmur
Do you know why the emerge command would tell me that lping2 is missing. Shouldn't emerge just get it.
Termina
QUOTE (Jim @ Apr 22 2005, 12:09 AM)
ok, I didn't mean to start this, which was really short sighted of me, I should have seen this comming.

Don't mind me, I enjoy using Gentoo (well, when I've SSH'd into my friends box). I just had a bad experience with it on a 600mhz machine. ;^_^

It's not a bad distro.
Termina
QUOTE (docmur @ Apr 25 2005, 06:13 AM)
Do you know why the emerge command would tell me that lping2 is missing. Shouldn't emerge just get it.

Emerge = Gentoo

Emerge should not work on Fedora. Fedora uses yum and up2date, IIRC.

Anyways... have you tried just 'emerge lping2' (you sure it isn't libpng2?)
docmur
Yes you are right it was lipng but still I tried emerging it and it didn't work?
docmur
Do you think you could help me?

Wondering if I'm new to Gentoo should I use stage 1, stage 2 or stage 3 install. What is the big difference, preformance wise / optomization wise. Which stage takes the longest and is it wise for a first time gentoo user should use.
DS2K3
I always do stage3 (but withough GRP). Life is just too short for stage 1 or 2...

Having said that, if you want KDE or X, and your box is modest, then using the GRP (precomoiled pakcages) saves a lot of time. I personnally never isntall a GUI on my gentoo box, so it has never come up.

Emerge should never tell you that an rpm is missing - since portage doesnt use RPMs... Are you using Fedora or Gentoo at the moment?

D
docmur
How much sorter is a Stage 3 install VS a stage 1 or 2. Plus what do I still have to configure with stage 3.

Thanks DOCMUR
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