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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The scripts are not meant to interfere with any projects. They were just quick and simple examples of how easy it is to automate Gentoo installs since the process is so well laid out already by the Gentoo development team. Unfortunately, I'm under severe time pressure to switch from RedHat to Gentoo as our platform of choice for production machines (my own fault since it is my decision to adopt Gentoo, but it's really the only game in town for a real and efficient Linux source based solution and it is an EXCELLENT one to boot... no pun intended), but it has been essential to solve the problem of deploying a system in a very short period of time while allowing it to optimize itself in the background (source level recompiles) while performing production work in the foreground. I've only been at this for 2 months from my first discovery of Gentoo and I'm quite pleased with the ease with which this has fallen into place. My first fax server took 4 days to 'emerge -Ue world' but it was processing faxes in real time the whole period!!! Thanks to all Gentoo developers.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have yet to get this to work... on boot it asks for the root partition or type shell.

I followed exactly for the 2004.0 LiveCD.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you referring to the scripts I posted a couple of posts ago?? or to the instructions that started this thread by Happy Angel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

namuh wrote:
Are you referring to the scripts I posted a couple of posts ago?? or to the instructions that started this thread by Happy Angel.
Instructions posted here.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Please be more specific. ALL the instructions are in this topic thread. Please supply the post date and I'll try to help you.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After following the intructions to complete the initial setup (before adding packages) I reboot. Upon booting it finds the kernel and the grub.conf file, but cannot detect the root partition (stage 4a). It asks for me to tell where it is or type in shell.

I type in /dev/hda3 (my root partition) and it does not boot. There is a kernel panic.

Dell GX240
P4 1.5Ghz
256 MB RAM
Segate ATA66 30GB:
/dev/hda1 /boot ext2
/dev/hda2 swap
/dev/hda3 / reiserfs

kernel-2.4.24-xfs-r3 off of the cdrom

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I had this problem initially, but it was due to using the /boot images rather than the isolinux images. I think you need to go look at the instructions again because they were corrected. In any case, the message you are getting refers to the /boot partition not the / (root) partition so you want to supply it with the /dev/BOOT not the /dev/ROOT in my case it is /dev/hda1 which is my /boot partition. Remember the secondary boot code resides there not in the root. When I switched to using the isolinux images the problem went away, I think because there is a difference in the initrd images, but I haven't investigated to be sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Quick Install Gentoo Using 2-CD LiveCD Set in 5 minutes! Reply with quote

happy_angel wrote:

for 2004.0, (Thanks Hauser!)
Code:
   // copy kernel,initrd from 2004.0 LiveCD
   cp -a /boot/* /mnt/gentoo/boot/
   // copy modules from LiveCD
   cp -a /lib/modules/* /mnt/gentoo/lib



I followed these current instructions since I am using the 2004.0 LiveCD... basically, I say, screw it...
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what worked for me. The original at the top of this thread (even corrected) is wrong.

To use kernel files in new Universal CD 2004.0, you need do as follows:
Code:

Code:
   // copy kernel,initrd from LiveCD
   cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo /boot/kernel-2.4.24-xfs-r3
   cp /mnt/cdrom/isolinux/gentoo.igz /boot/initrd-2.4.24-xfs-r3
   // copy modules from LiveCD
   cp -R /mnt/cdrom/zisofs/lib/modules /lib

then configure your grub.conf as follows:

Code:
   default 0
   timeout 30
   splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz

   title=Gentoo Linux 2.4.24-xfs-r3
   root (hd0,0)
   kernel (hd0,0)/kernel-2.4.24-xfs-r3 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc real_root=/dev/(PUT YOUR ROOT PARTITION HERE)
   initrd (hd0,0)/initrd-2.4.24-xfs-r3


Also note that Sven Vermeulen in an earlier post to this thread points to a more robust way of accomplishing this.
Sven Vermeulen wrote:
A similar script is, besides GLIS, being developed by the server project. It's called GSDS.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: not a good idea. Reply with quote

faceplate27 wrote:
The beauty of Gentoo is that it builds every package for your specific architecture. To hack a build together like this completely defeats the purpose of using this wonderful distribution. I think this is very sloppy and, on top of that, does not give newer people an opportunity to learn linux. I am a veteran UNIX admin and, when I switched to Gentoo, it taught me WAY more than I thought it could about general unix stuff, as well as Linux specific things. If you are a newbie reading this, please don't even try this. It's an awful idea.


Get over yourself! :)
Some of us have been there and done that and just want to get another boxen going. For example I've got a little laptop that I'm not going to compile things for, cause it just doesn't have the memory. This post fits the bill perfectly.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:48 am    Post subject: scrips and quick Reply with quote

I love gentoo too, but who cares if somone wants to use a script or not? it's not like I'm annexing your friking backyard swinmming pool for the bloody war on terror on nothing, and if gentoo tought you more than being an ADMIN then you got other problems
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 7:50 am    Post subject: scrips and quick Reply with quote

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The beauty of Gentoo is that it builds every package for your specific architecture. To hack a build together like this completely defeats the purpose of using this wonderful distribution. I think this is very sloppy and, on top of that, does not give newer people an opportunity to learn linux. I am a veteran UNIX admin and, when I switched to Gentoo, it taught me WAY more than I thought it could about general unix stuff, as well as Linux specific things. If you are a newbie reading this, please don't even try this. It's an awful idea.

I love gentoo too, but who cares if somone wants to use a script or not? it's not like I'm annexing your friking backyard swinmming pool for the bloody war on terror on nothing, and if gentoo tout you more than being an ADMIN then you got other problems.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo.
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