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  1. #11

    That's what I did.

  2. #12
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Emerge "devfsd", not "devfs"... Sorry, just a typo.

  3. #13
    lol, thanks

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  5. #14
    aagh. When I
    emerge devfsd
    it tries to get it from the net, even though I haven't got the net, and devfsd is in /usr/portage/distfiles

  6. #15
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Boot up the livecd, mount the partitions as you did when you installed, chroot into the enviroment and at last emerge devfsd.

  7. #16
    That's what I tried - I think I'll try re-installing, possibly from a newly burnt disk - the one I use is a bit dirty.

  8. #17
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Ok... Good luck on the next attempt, I know you'll get it working at last!

  9. #18
    Thanks! I hope so

  10. #19
    Odd, I managed to succesfully emerge devfsd (I downloaded the file on another computer and copied it to /usr/portage/distfiles first), but I still get the error . Oh well, I'll do the re-install I was going to do...

  11. #20
    ...Nope, still didn't work. I get the same error as last time when I try to boot. This is what I get:
    >> Mounting filesystems
    mount: Mounting devfs on /dev failed: No such device
    Error opening file: ".devfsd" No such file of directory
    >>Determining root device...
    >> Block device /dev/hda9 is not a valid root device...
    >> The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
    Please specify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell...
    boot() ::
    Please help, this is my third install and it hasn't worked!

    If it helps, the only other line that comes up as Gentoo boots that might help is:
    :: Scanning for sata-vitesse... module not found
    but since I have a standard IDE harddrive, I doubt this is connected.

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