[UPHPU] Gentoo Install
sdibb at wonkabar.org
Wed Sep 1 12:32:54 MDT 2004
1) Don't use genkernel -- compile it yourself
2) Don't use gs-sources -- use vanilla- or development-sources
3) Don't use initrd
4) Don't use Gentoo ;)
This is only the beginning of the messes youre going to run
into with Gentoo, and if you're not already really familiar with Linux,
it's going to take you a long time to get everything setup. Not that
Gentoo is bad, its just not a great idea to start on that FIRST, imo.
I recommend you install Mandrake -- you'll be up and running with
*everything* in under an hour.
If you still want to go with Gentoo though, what's your /etc/fstab,
/etc/conf.d/net, /etc/make.conf say?
On Wed, 1 Sep 2004, Timothy Humphrey wrote:
> I¹ve spent the past four business days installing Gentoo Linux, for a LAMP
> system, on three separate attempts, to no avail. When the entire install is
> complete, and the system is rebooted, the computer finds no Operating
> I used a Stage2 tarball with the gs-sources kernel.
> I¹m using genkernel with no extra modules, maybe I should manually configure
> the Kernel.
> I also have /etc/stab set to NOT automatically load the /boot partition
> because this is intended as a LAMP server and the handbook explains that it
> is more secure that way.
> My USE tags include kde because I'm a GUI kinda guy and don't yet know
> command lines.
> As I remember, they are: -gtkk -gnome qt kde mysql
> My network is DHCP, but on the last part I had to specify an IP, so I did.
> Most everything else is by the book (the Gentoo Handbook that is), which
> means that I have three partitions, with ext2 & ext3 filesystems.
> I did notice that when I tried to check the created kernel name and initrd,
> it said that they didn't exist. I looked in a few other directories but I
> couldn¹t find them, and since I had no alternate instructions, I pressed on.
> I also noticed that when I tried to set the root password on section 8.c of
> the handbook, it came up with an error such as "Command not found"
> Any Ideas?
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