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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:12 pm    Post subject: Couple errors/warnings when loading gentoo-minimal-amd64 Reply with quote

I am dual booting windows.

These are the errors I get when I try installing gentoo from a live-usb

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failed to set systemclock
hwclock: cannot access the hardware clock by any known method
hwclock: /etc/rtcx file or directory is missing


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ERROR: Firmware failed to start
ERROR: Cannot start the hwsetup as firmware would not start


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ERROR: Cannot start gpm-pre as firmware would not start
ERROR: Cannot start autoconfig as firmware would not start


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ERROR: cannot start autoconfig as firmware would not start


when I enter

Code:
date


I get the correct time and date.

Not sure what I should do. I tried setting the hwclock to local host from looking at previous threads and it doesn't seem to fix the first issue. I do arrive to the
Code:
 livecd ~ #

is it safe to say I can continue with the installation? I am able to connect to the ping and configure my network, as well as create user groups, and cfdisk to start creating partitions.

I'm a noob to gentoo and am wondering if I should be concerned and fix the errors before continuing through the installation. My kernel configs are loaded I believe and I could technically worry about the system clock later as it reads the output correctly. What is impeding me from continuing is the firmware issue. That seems important. Also tried running

Code:
emerge --info


Nothing

Here are some things I believe are important from looking at the automatically generated kernel file by gentoo that I think need to be changed.

Code:
CONFIG_GENTOO_LINUX_INIT_SCRIPT=Y
# CONFIG_GENTOO_LINUX_INIT_SYSTEMD is not set


Also checked the config file if the firmware was on. YES.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi j7an21e,
Apparently you haven't studied the Gentoo Handbook.
Id suggest to do that first.
And sysrescuecd is more user friendly for installing Gentoo.
You can put it on a USB stick,download and instructions on the site in my sig.
Gerard.
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To install Gentoo I use sysrescuecd.Based on Gentoo,has firefox to browse Gentoo docs and mc to browse (and edit) files.
The same disk can be used for 32 and 64 bit installs.
You can follow the Handbook verbatim.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download
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