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Hi, Can anyone here teach/guide me to install Gentoo on my pc.. I've tried it 3 times, and it always failed, when i finished installing gentoo, Grub showed up and ...
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    Hi, Can anyone here teach/guide me to install Gentoo on my pc..
    I've tried it 3 times, and it always failed, when i finished installing gentoo, Grub showed up and no Operating System was found..
    And During the installation i couldn't do the rc-update..

    Thanks in advance..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daim2604 View Post
    Hi, Can anyone here teach/guide me to install Gentoo on my pc..
    Hello and welcome to the forums!

    I'd recommend having the Gentoo Handbook readily available when trying to install Gentoo:

    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- Gentoo Handbook

    Either have it printed out and in front of you, or have it accessible on a computer, as it gives step-by-step instructions that are difficult to beat. Note that it sometimes takes users a number of attempts to reach a successful installation.
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    I agree with Ozar, the Gentoo handbook is the best guide ever for installing Gentoo. I think installing Gentoo from another version (Chrooting) of Linux is the absolute best way to start the install. I usually fire up Parted Magic from USB drive and use it to build Gentoo one piece at a time. One of the advantages of installing this way is that you still have use of your machine while the install can run in the background. It's a bit slower but I think the trade off is worth it. Here is a link for the Alternate install guide.
    Gentoo Linux Documentation -- The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO
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    Thanks alot both of you..
    I'll try install it one more time..
    And one more question, is gentoo supported on all motherboard/computer?
    The reason i'm interested in gentoo is that , i wanna create a diskless boot OS.. like creating a server and then the client won't have to use any hard drive to run ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by daim2604 View Post
    Ozar,MikeTbob
    Thanks a lot both of you..
    I'll try install it one more time..
    And one more question, is gentoo supported on all motherboard/computer?.
    As far as I know, yes. Gentoo supports a lot of motherboards. Maybe not all of them but s whole bunch!
    Quote Originally Posted by daim2604 View Post
    As far as I know, yes. Gentoo supports a lot of motherboards. Maybe not all of them but s whole bunch!
    The reason I'm interested in gentoo is that , i wanna create a diskless boot OS.. like creating a server and then the client won't have to use any hard drive to run ..
    Very cool and good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeTbob View Post
    As far as I know, yes. Gentoo supports a lot of motherboards. Maybe not all of them but s whole bunch!

    Very cool and good luck.
    Thanks again

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    Hey,
    First,sorry for the double post, i do not know how to edit my post..Sorry..
    But, I've already tried re-installing gentoo, and did everything as instructed in the Handbook .
    But i still failed, Grub appeared but can't boot..After finished installing gentoo.. Grub Showed up and its look like a command prompt..
    I don't really know how to put it in words..But it look like this :
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     "GNU GRUB version 0.97(638K lower / 506304k upper memory"
    "Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB lists possible command completions. Anywhere else TAB lists the possible completions of a device /filename."
    grub>

    I'm guessing that it has something to do with my kernel, but i don't know how to fix it..
    Can anybody here teach me? I really need this OS

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    Boot any LiveCD, open a terminal window and post the output of:
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    fdisk -l
    mount the Gentoo /boot partition and post the output of:
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    cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
    You might also post the output of:
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    blkid
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    [/QUOTE]
    Code:
    fdisk -l
    [/QUOTE]
    IMG2563A.jpg

    Code:
    cat /boot/grub/grub.conf
    IMG2568A.jpg

    can't find the grub folder, either i'm too stupid to find it or i might missed it during the installation...sorry...

    Code:
    blkid
    IMG2565A.jpg

    Any ideas?
    Hm..Sorry for the trouble..thanks alot..

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    Hmmm, If GRUB isn't on either partition, are you sure it's installed and not just left over from a previous install? Are you using GRUB legacy or GRUB 2?

    Use the ls command to look around.
    ls /mnt/gentoo
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