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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:17 am    Post subject: Failure to restart install Reply with quote

I was going through "Installing base system". I got all the way to the end where I forgot the quote marks in
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env-update && source /etc/profile && export PS1="(chroot) $PS1"
so it did not end in a prompt and came back with just a
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But going over the instructions I see now that I skipped over
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Configuring the USE variable


So being that I couldn't do anything. I rebooted in to the minimum installation CD ISO which I have installed on a Multisystem USB. Now I can not get passed
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I have retried the installation multiple times. I have deleted the data from / a few times as well. I did that with a Gparted ISO.

I don't do distributions like Gentoo normally. I do have a HP Touchsmart M6, which I had Peppermint on for a few months and now I can't keep any distro of the .deb family from crashing on it at random so I thought about trying a source based distro. Trying utility CDs is hard on this laptop as it does not have a CDrom drive. I have System Rescue CD in Multisystem and it fails to boot.

Any that's my issue and why I ended up trying Gentoo. Regards
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing was seriously wrong when you forgot the quote. You could have used control + c to kill it or supplied the quote. You could always move to another terminal using alt + any function key and start the chroot over with a fresh shell. But what is done is done.

The USE variable isn't really important. The profile will make it boot and have basic function. You can always come back to that latter. Restarting really isn't a solution. It just gives you the opportunity to make the same mistake over again.
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Now I can not get passed...
this does us no good without an error.
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now I can't keep any distro of the .deb family from crashing on it at random so I thought about trying a source based distro.
Most concerning. How you get the ones and zeros doesn't matter. All a .deb does is put it in a pretty box. Random crashes signal hardware failure.

You probably want to start with a memtest. I'd also suggest checking the hard drive to make sure it isn't full of bad sectors and dead. Mechanical drives by design have extra sectors but they can only cover so much before they are simply unusable. SSDs have limited writes before they literally self destruct.

Given that you destroyed the data but seem to have problems rewriting it, I think you are in the market for a new laptop.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is brand new hard drive with the same results. I don't I had to search on how to force a distro to do a memtest at boot. Thankyou for the reply. It was very informative.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does seem like faulty hardware. Sorry, OP. But this will take some experimentation to solve.

As an aside, many years back before I settled on Asus for motherboards, I tried many different companies. Weird issues would crop up until I bought an Asus. Since that point, I only build with Asus motherboards. This is not to say they are the best, nor that you should do the same, just that faulty hardware is a plague. This is why so many swear by really old Thinkpads (pre Lenovo). They were just reliable.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brotherred, if you are trying to "get the damn thing to work", Gentoo is not the right choice! You would just get frustrated, and will probably not even get a working system. Try it later, when you are calm, have some time, and no pressure to "succeed".

In the meantime, try your luck with some binary distribution. A fully functional disribution is Knoppix, which you can boot from USB. Until you solve your problem, you could stick to booting from Knoppix, and use the harddrive or another USB drive in another port for saving the user data.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

niku's point is valid. Knoppix is a good idea.
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