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ShanaXXII
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:49 pm    Post subject: No bootable medium found, unsupported hardware Reply with quote

I'm trying to install gentoo on my new laptop. But the installcd is not booting.

I found this: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-919588-start-0.html
but his issue is after installation. Mine is before :/

And I tried booting from my old laptop with it and it was fine.

Code:
>>> ...
>>> Making tmpfs for /newroot
>>> Looking for the cdrom
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sr0
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda1
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda2
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda3
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda1
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda2
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda3
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sr0
!! Media not found
** No bootable medium found. Waiting for new devices...
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sr0
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda1
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda2
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda3
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda1
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda2
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sda3
>>> Attempting to mount media: /dev/sr0
!! Media not found
** Could not find CD to boot, something else needed!
>> Determining root device...
!! Could not find the root block device in .
!! Please specify another value or:
!! - press Enter for the same
!! - type "shell" for a shell
!! - type "q" to skip...
root block device() ::


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 09, 2015 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try sysrescue or some other linux to boot and bootstrap from that.
Chances are your hardware is too new and the installer cd doesnt have the disk drivers you need. It would be helpful to list your hardware.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

eccerr0r wrote:
Try sysrescue or some other linux to boot and bootstrap from that.
Chances are your hardware is too new and the installer cd doesnt have the disk drivers you need. It would be helpful to list your hardware.

I think you're right. I booted into Fedora 22 just fine. Its running kernel 4.0.4
What kernel is gentoo running?
Is there a way I can compile a kernel for the livecd? Or do I have to wait?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you can boot your fedora, just install from it, no need any "gentoo" cd to install gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How will that work?
I understand just creating a partition and extracting the tarball.
But I'm a little vague on the chrooting..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this help?
https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Installation_alternatives#Installation_from_non-Gentoo_LiveCDs
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