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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hielvc, I have not posted my emerge info yet. gonna try again today
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance of adding how to go ~x86 in this guide? I can't remember exactly where / when to commit the changes. I usually add ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" to the make.conf, but that effectively sets it to ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86" and b0rks the system.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The right way is to add ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" (or another arch) in /etc/make.conf. Yes, it will be ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86", that's okay. It shouldn't b0rk your system. That means Portage let you install x86 packages and ~x86 packages.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thecrazyperson_ws wrote:
Any chance of adding how to go ~x86 in this guide? I can't remember exactly where / when to commit the changes. I usually add ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="~x86" to the make.conf, but that effectively sets it to ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="x86 ~x86" and b0rks the system.


The keywording for ~x86 is set in my make.conf example here and is also in the main part of the tutorial. also If ~x86 is used x86 is implied by portage via the profile symlink in your stage tarball
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I finally got the dam laptop to bootstrap successfully. Its only been a week and countless bootstrap attempts.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I i got another install today... pentium-mmx 200 and i tested a bootstrap without gcj and full use flags and things have been going really well. If it passes i'll remove the bootstrap use flag switheroo. 8)
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used my full set of USE flags (+nptl +nptlonly) for bootstrapping my install and it worked fine. That was a couple of days ago though.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ali3nx wrote:
I i got another install today... pentium-mmx 200 and i tested a bootstrap without gcj and full use flags and things have been going really well. If it passes i'll remove the bootstrap use flag switheroo. 8)


hehe, that's the same specs for the system that I'm installing Gentoo on (with 64 mb of ram), only I'm using a Knoppix CD booted into 2.6.6 because the gentoo livecd's smp kernel doesn't support my video card (Trident POS) :( Even if I specify to NOT use framebuffer (using smp-nofb at boot) it still tries to switch it to 80x30 color framebuffer and all I get is a black screen.

EDIT: Great. Another fscking monkey wrench thrown into the works. wget segfaults. :evil: :evil:

EDIT2: YAY! fixed the gentoo smp-nofb booting problem. I found my old ATi 3D RageII+ and put it in. it works.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

my install is finally "finished" except for one thing, the dam boot splash doesnt work. Is it possible that there is a step missing.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, bootsplash did not work for me either. Apparently there is an issue with the 2.6.9 kernel. Some have been able to get it to run in 256 colour-mode, but I have had no such luck. Hopefully it will be fixed in a later kernel revision.

The only other issue I am having at the moment is that X hangs and reboots the computer when logging out of KDE. This is using the nVidia driver package. Looking through the forums suggests that this has been (and will be) an issue for some time :(

My Gentoo build is blisteringly fast now though :twisted:
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

building right now, and all seems to be well. If it works well enough, i will propegate it to my other servers.


Thanks for the guide!

*edit*

well crap. did everything by the book and have 2 problems:

grub will not bring up the menu by default. i have to tell it at the command line:
Code:
configfile (hd0,0)/grub/menu.1st


Not a heart breaker, but annoying.


the killer is that after my kernel is done loading i get a

Code:

"checking root file system......

FAILED to open device "/dev/hda2": no such file or dir


when i go into maintenece mode, there are only ~6 things in dev, none of which are 'hdX'

can anyone lend assistance?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

/bump\

i could use a point in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 29, 2004 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just thought i'd mention a few students, some longtime seasoned admin buddies and myself have a Gentoo irc channel on rizon irc network if anyone is looking for some help from some folks that are familiar with things or if someone needs to find me on short notice.. Greets to ya'll and BOO
hehe thought i scared ya :lol:
rizon's been having some dns problems lately so irc.rizon.net might be a little bothersome
to get to the channel we're in
Code:
/server irc.stoners-r.us.net  #gentoo
 OR 
/server irc.rizon.net
channel is #gentoo


furthermore ... :evil: BOO :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's another nbench for ya'll from that p4 2.53 I built earlier this week
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well.. allot of folks have concerns over stability of an ~x86 kinda system... Really? :o

Code:
gateway linux # emerge -e world
Calculating world dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 701) sys-devel/patch-2.5.9 to /


Runs like a swiss watch :P
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

totaly redid one of my machines using the guide, same problem.... any suggestions?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thdrcat wrote:
totaly redid one of my machines using the guide, same problem.... any suggestions?

information will be posted upon request.


A couple of things to check would be:

1. I noticed in your post above that you have "menu.1st" (with a "1") rather than "menu.lst" (with an "L"). Menu.lst is normally a link to grub.conf (but does not have to be).

2. Your error states the root filesystem it is trying to open is /dev/hda2. If you setup your partitions as in this guide, then /dev/hda2 would be your swap partition. /dev/hda3 would be root. If you are running from SATA, then the devices are sdaX. Do an "fdisk -l" to list your partitions.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K.., I'll bite.
Dunska has been a member since April 2002, and has made 14 posts.

*both* posts on ([edit] this page of) this thread show the same stats.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thdrcat wrote:
building right now, and all seems to be well. If it works well enough, i will propegate it to my other servers.


Thanks for the guide!

*edit*

well crap. did everything by the book and have 2 problems:

grub will not bring up the menu by default. i have to tell it at the command line:
Code:
configfile (hd0,0)/grub/menu.1st


Not a heart breaker, but annoying.


the killer is that after my kernel is done loading i get a

Code:

"checking root file system......

FAILED to open device "/dev/hda2": no such file or dir


when i go into maintenece mode, there are only ~6 things in dev, none of which are 'hdX'

can anyone lend assistance?


just my 2c but shouldnt the root device be /dev/hda3
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

syg00 wrote:
O.K.., I'll bite.
Dunska has been a member since April 2002, and has made 14 posts.

*both* posts on ([edit] this page of) this thread show the same stats.

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Of course it does, what did you expect? It shows total posts ;)
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2004 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="Oktane"]Of course it does, what did you expect? It shows total posts ;)[/quote]
Thanks ... don't mind me.
It was ( is) a long thread, it was late at night ...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thdrcat wrote:

grub will not bring up the menu by default. i have to tell it at the command line:
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configfile (hd0,0)/grub/menu.1st


That's because grub looks for grub.conf and not menu.lst, if I recall correctly. menu.lst was used by the early versions of grub and is now a symlink to grub.conf, or should be.

Not a heart breaker, but annoying.

thdrcat wrote:

the killer is that after my kernel is done loading i get a

Code:

"checking root file system......

FAILED to open device "/dev/hda2": no such file or dir


when i go into maintenece mode, there are only ~6 things in dev, none of which are 'hdX'

can anyone lend assistance?


I had the exact same problem and the issue was the /etc/conf.d/rc file. Make sure you have RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="yes" and RC_DEVFSD_STARTUP="no". I had to change these two, but also add RC_DEVICES="dev". This last one doesn't exist in the default file, so you have to add it manually. That solved my troubles with /dev not being populated.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ryker wrote:

Except for the obvious changes of using amd64 arch and using static-grub, will this tutorial work for amd64 now?


I don't know, if I have time I may test it today, but I'm really leaning towards waiting until 2004.3 is out. The current AMD64 livecd's are pretty flakey.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry for the slow reply, was at EMS for the last 24 hours.


menu.lst is a symlink for grub.conf. i typed it wrong on the forum. I have solved that problem, but the other remains.


i set up my drives as such:
hda1: boot
hda2: root
hda3: swap
hdb1: home, etc.

all instances of hdaX in the guide were converted to my numbering system, i just forgot to convert back when i posted on the forum.... it was late at night and i was tired. :?

I have been working with it and it seems to me that my problem is that /dev/ is not being populated. there are no HD devices and only a few others. i will try the fixes mentioned and see if that works.

*EDIT*

RC_DEVICES="udev"
RC_DEVICE_TARBALL="yes"

works like a champ. my heartfelt thanks go to the author and all those who helped me.

i guess i need to go read up on udev and see what it's all about.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2004 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I installed with no problems, but not using ~x86 ... so with x86 there are no problemes during bootstrap ...

Also, my nbench: http://watchoo.yweb.sk/benchmark

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EDIT: :oops: OOPs, I forgot to say: "Thanks Ali3nx for great howto !!!"
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