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Is there a way of saving your progress in a Gentoo install, I hate to have to start all over with each restart. Frank...
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- 11-08-2009 #1
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SolvedHow can you save your install progess in gentoo?
Is there a way of saving your progress in a Gentoo install, I hate to have to start all over with each restart. Frank
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Usage: chroot NEWROOT [COMMAND [ARC]...]
or : chroot OPTION
Run COMMAND with new directory set to NEWROOT
I am lost here,. Frank, I can guess ARC is i686, since I have an Athlon 1.2 gig
Thanks Mike I was making this harder than it was..was having problems because
I had /dev/hda instead of sda. I went back started at "code Listing 4.1 chapter 4
of Handbook, gentoo said mkdir already existed. I went on to #mount /dev/hda1
./mnt/gentoo/boot I think I skipped over to #mount -t none /mnt/gentoo/proc
and cont to chrooting into a the new enviroment
I am back to the original problem,
Last edited by frank56; 11-08-2009 at 07:59 PM. Reason: New info
- 11-08-2009 #5
How to chroot Gentoo and other fine Distros.
Boot a LiveCD and issue these commands as root. First you must create a mount point for the chroot environment.
mount /dev/sd?/ /mnt/gentoo
mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/procCode:
chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bashCode:
env-update && source /etc/profile
If your LiveCD is network enabled, then issue this command too, from a separate terminal window, since you have already chrooted into Gentoo.
cp -L /etc/resolv.conf /mnt/gentoo/etc/
EDIT:I thin you need to use the AMD64 version if you have an Athlon proccessor.
- 11-08-2009 #6
Also, don't forget to mount /boot and /home if you have them on separate partitions. I have seen people forget that step and not be able to find their kernel after reboot.
Make sure and mount /dev as well, for safe measure.
Basically, you want to follow the hard drive section (except don't format this time) for mounting, and then follow the section on where to chroot in the handbook.
I would suggest using an Ubuntu or a Fedora livecd to do the chroot if you don't already have a linux installed on another partition. That way you can have the handbook up in a browser window while you work.
Last edited by gruven; 11-08-2009 at 10:06 PM.