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  1. #1

    problem installing... ;)

    In the process of installing right now and trying to install grub. When I release the command "emerge grub" to the system the screen rips past tons of what appear to be errors, of which I can only catch the end. It says something about /usr/bin/emerge and more with /usr/lib/portage (quite a few errors on that one) and it ends in saying something like "OSError: [Errno 5] Input/output error: '/boot/grub'. Please help me so I dont give up again. Also--some kind of ext2fs error saying it cant read inode bitmap, if that helps, k?

  2. #2
    Linux Enthusiast
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    Dec 2004
    Rockin' in the USA!!!
    umm... firstly, can you emerge anything else right now? and secondly, is the drive mounted read-write?

  3. #3
    I've had some problems that could reassemble yours - these were caused by a broken harddrive. Try checking the hd with fsck.ext2 - it's worth a shot...

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  5. #4
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    If you need to see from the top to find errors, type this in the console:
    emerge grub|less
    You will then be able to scroll up/down the errors.

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