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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: AMD64 Installation Guide Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm following the official user guide.

When I get to 'https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Handbook:AMD64/Installation/Base'

'Mounting the boot partition'

When I enter 'mkdir /boot' I'm told the folder already exists. I checked that I entered the new environment with 'chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash'

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Peter

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter, supposing you followed the instructions exactly ,what I would assume is happening is either one of two things:

Usually since /boot is often a separate partition that is possibly something that was created already in the process of disk paritioning...do you remember doing that?

It is possible but unlikely that a stage3/4 tarball (you downloaded) might have an empty /boot folder but the more likley situation is somewhere along the lines you run the command twice and somehow already created /boot.

Not a huge concern, except that now might want to exit the chroot and then check in /mnt/gentoo/boot to see if there is anything there inside that.

Does that make sense?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonesypeter,

/boot used to be provided in the stage3 tarball. Its empty but you should not need to make it, just mount it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing to be careful of may be in case some stuff got into the directory then it should first probably get copied or moved elsewhere especially since they may be important files for later. But assuming there was no funny stuff that occurred (such as manually copying files into the directory, or attempting to skip later steps in the installation) then I think that checking if the folder is empty is probably good enough and then doing as Neddy says which is continue to mount the partition for /boot.

It should be the next step in the handbook.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LIsLinuxIsSogood,

There might be a zero length .keep file.
That used to be needed to make tar include otherwise empty directories in the stage3 tarball.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for all the replies, I'm not past that and onto the genkernel part:

I run 'emerge --ask sys-kernel/genkernel'

Which seems to run OK and I answer 'Yes' to adding changes to the config files:

However when I type 'genkernel all' I get 'bash: genkernel: command not found'

https://i.postimg.cc/Jh5CtzLf/Gentoo.png

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

genkernel did not merge Your picture says that genkernel depends on util-linux being emerged with the 'static-libs' USE flag invoked.
You started down that road when you answered Y to 'Would you like to add these changes to your config files? (Yes or No)'
That response caused a new config file to be added in /etc/portage/package.use, run
Code:
ls  /etc/portage/package.use
to see it.
To make that file effective run etc-update or dispatch-conf. Simplest choice is -3 and yes in etc-update.
Then run emerge genkernel again.
I always say N and have /etc/portage/package.use as a file containing a list of per package USE flags that I edit in or "echo 'portage atom' >> /etc/portage/package.use" in.
See part 3 (and 2) of the handbook when you can.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much 'etc-update' worked and I now have a Gentoo system! I have been using Ubuntu since 6.04 and installing Gentoo has always been on my bucket list. I have tried so many times and failed, but I'm really pleased to have succeeded!

Next step install Cinnamon or XFCE, but that is for another day.

Thanks again. Mission accomplished.
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