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Zuldar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:08 am    Post subject: Stuck during USB installation Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

First of all, I want you to know that I'm fairly new. I've been religiously following this tutorial and when I get to the boot part (bottom of the page), I'm getting stuck with this message :
Code:
!! 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() ::


I've seen this error a lot on the forums and either it doesn't correspond entirely to what I have or people just recommend using SystemRescueCD.
The reasons I'm using this tutorial and want to stick with it is because I have a rather basic understanding of Linux at the moment and also because I'm interested in the "LUKS-LVM Filesystem and Boot USB Key" part.

The machine I'm trying to install Gentoo on is a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2nd Gen, therefore I have no CD/DVD Drive.
- I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it.
- I did put the boot on Legacy Only mode with CSM Support enabled in the BIOS.
- I checked /etc/fstab with the shell and this is what I have :
Code:
/dev/ram0   /        ext2    defaults   0 0
proc        /proc    proc    defaults   0 0


I have no idea what else you might need to be able to understand the situation. Please let me know if you need more informations.

I guess those are my questions :
- Do I have to use SystemRescueCD or is there a workaround for this issue so I'm able to continue to follow the tutorial?
- If there is none, I found this other tutorial but it is kind of 'old' already (2011). If it's not too much to ask, could you tell me if it seems accurate ?

Thank you in advance for your help.

Zuldar
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kernel on the gentoo live cd does not contain the right USB driver for the CD ROM drive.
Try to use the Systemrescuecd.
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