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Stewie Griffin
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:01 pm    Post subject: No dir contents in boot? Reply with quote

So I've fixed all my installation problems thanks to the help of many people on the forum here, but now i have a really odd one.

I figured i'd try to change a couple settings in my grub.conf file, so i logged into my system (still logging in as root, havn't setup any users yet -- bad idea, i know) and i attempted to change directory to /boot/grub, no such directory...

so i do 'cd /boot' and type 'dir' ... there's nothing in the directory... not one file or directory, but grub loads and boots my system fine...

The only way i was able to access my grub.conf was by emerging grub again, and then i was able to see the grub.conf that i created... but after a system reboot i have the same problem all over again (nothing in the /boot directory).

Can anyone shed some light on this?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mount /boot :P
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Stewie Griffin
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you :)
lol... so im assuming i have an error in a file somwhere, then? Why wouldn't it mount by default?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because it doesn't need to.

This prevents you from accidently doing something to damage your boot image. I'd suggest keeping it unmounted unless you're making kernel/bootloader changes.


edit: although if you really want the directory to mount automatically when you reboot, you should edit /etc/fstab and remove the 'noauto' option in the /boot entry.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads in favor of the installation handbook:

http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml?part=1&chap=8#doc_chap1
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