[UPHPU] Gentoo Install
bigdog at venticon.com
Wed Sep 1 20:17:54 MDT 2004
On Wed, 2004-09-01 at 11:32, 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
if you dont have the time...then i would recommend using a different
system..I spent 2 days on a desktop gentoo (stage2) with a 3ghz p4 and a
> I used a Stage2 tarball with the gs-sources kernel.
I would recommend the gentoo-source kernel.
> I¹m using genkernel with no extra modules, maybe I should manually configure
> the Kernel.
are you running "genkernel all"? genkernel should work for you. Also
make sure the /boot partition is mounted.
> 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.
the manual is really great...however, i noticed that sometimes i have
missed items. you really need to pay really close attention to it.
> 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"
are you getting any error messages with genkernel? Now when you check
for the initrd and kernel files in /boot is it right after you have ran
genkernel? if you are using genkernel 3.0.2c or above then it will mount
the /boot partition if it can. So i am assuming your /boot is mounted
when it runs. Where are you looking for the kernel and initrd files at
on the boot drive?
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