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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:56 am    Post subject: boot troubels Reply with quote

hey i am trying to install gentoo for the 1st time and i try a stage 1 install
when the boot screen turns on i get
no volume groups found
activating volume groups
no volume groups found

attempting to mount cd and so on
then i receive no bootable medium found waiting for devices
then again attempting to mount cd and so on
could not find cd to boot, something else needed
mount: Mounting /newrout/dev on /dev failed: no such file or directory
loading keymaps
and so on
keeping default keymap
activating device mapper raids
no block devices found
scanning for volume groups
no volume groups found
determing root device
the root block device is unspecified or not detected please specify a device to boot, or sshell for a shell
boot()::

i don't understand what have i to do here
thx in advance
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you, by any chance, using an external (USB) CD drive to install from ?
Short answer - don't, it's tricky.
Longer answer: at least enable USB probing and scsi on boot, and search around on the forums - I've seen it many times before.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

adaptr wrote:
Are you, by any chance, using an external (USB) CD drive to install from ?
Short answer - don't, it's tricky.
Longer answer: at least enable USB probing and scsi on boot, and search around on the forums - I've seen it many times before.


i don't use an external cd drive
i'm going to try it with usb probing and scsi on boot
thx
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KiLLahFreak wrote:
adaptr wrote:
Are you, by any chance, using an external (USB) CD drive to install from ?
Short answer - don't, it's tricky.
Longer answer: at least enable USB probing and scsi on boot, and search around on the forums - I've seen it many times before.


i don't use an external cd drive
i'm going to try it with usb probing and scsi on boot
thx



it doesn't work :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it one of those new Serial ATA DVD drives ? If so, it's not supported either (and there's not much you can do about that, the support in the kernel for ATAPI devices over SATA is still quite buggy, and disabled by default).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

widan wrote:
Is it one of those new Serial ATA DVD drives ? If so, it's not supported either (and there's not much you can do about that, the support in the kernel for ATAPI devices over SATA is still quite buggy, and disabled by default).


yes indeed its a sata dvd so it doesn't work with it ??
is there a kind of patch so it is possible to work??
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be warned that this is experimental code, and there have been reports of crashes, but that might have changed in recent kernels. From the maintainer of libata on the kernel mailing list:
Jeff Garzik wrote:
SATA ATAPI support is disabled by default because the code is not yet complete.

In any case, you'll need a "normal" (ie IDE) CD drive for the install, as I don't think there are LiveCDs out there with an SATA-ATAPI-enabled kernel.

After the install, if you want to try, use a recent kernel, and you should only need to change one line in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/libata.h:
Code:
#undef ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI

Change that to become:
Code:
#define ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

widan wrote:
Be warned that this is experimental code, and there have been reports of crashes, but that might have changed in recent kernels. From the maintainer of libata on the kernel mailing list:
Jeff Garzik wrote:
SATA ATAPI support is disabled by default because the code is not yet complete.

In any case, you'll need a "normal" (ie IDE) CD drive for the install, as I don't think there are LiveCDs out there with an SATA-ATAPI-enabled kernel.

After the install, if you want to try, use a recent kernel, and you should only need to change one line in /usr/src/linux/include/linux/libata.h:
Code:
#undef ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI

Change that to become:
Code:
#define ATA_ENABLE_ATAPI


but i use the 2005 version i suppose that normaly it has the newest kernel its quit strange that he doesnt support sata atapi

thx 4 the help
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, 2005.0 has the kernel that was current and stable at the time it first came out - many months ago.
Do you mean you know for a fact that the mainline kernel tree has SATA ATAPI support ?
According to the previous posts, it clearly has not - even the kernel atapi dev says so.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

adaptr wrote:
No, 2005.0 has the kernel that was current and stable at the time it first came out - many months ago.
Do you mean you know for a fact that the mainline kernel tree has SATA ATAPI support ?
According to the previous posts, it clearly has not - even the kernel atapi dev says so.



no i don't know but it's quit strange that it isn't supported yet because there have a lot of people sata atapi

many thx
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Duplicate Threads.
SATA optical drive problem. Use this thread instead: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-357586.html
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