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So after a lot of distro-hopping due to being new to Linux, I decided to give installing Gentoo a shot. All has been well up to now, however when I ...
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    Issues installing GRUB


    So after a lot of distro-hopping due to being new to Linux, I decided to give installing Gentoo a shot. All has been well up to now, however when I tried to use the automatic method of installing GRUB, I got this error:

    Code:
    grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda
    Could not find device for /boot: Not found or not a block device.
    So I decided to use the manual method, by installing it from the GRUB terminal, but this came up:

    Code:
    grub> root (hd0,0)
     Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
    
    grub> setup (hd0)
     Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... no
     Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... no
    
    Error 15: File not found
    Does anyone know what the problem is? I've searched the internet for hours and come up dry so far. If you need any other information, please let me know. Cheers.
    Last edited by Police_Dog; 08-07-2009 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Mixing tenses, uh oh.

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    Ok try this

    grub-install --no-floppy /dev/hda
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