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I just finished re-installing gentoo, but this time, i used genkernel. When i go to reboot, it gives me this error: Error 15: File not found Press any key to ...
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    "error 15: file not found" on startup


    I just finished re-installing gentoo, but this time, i used genkernel. When i go to reboot, it gives me this error:

    Error 15: File not found

    Press any key to continue...

    When i press enter, it sends me back to the screen where i choose which operating system to load. What did i do wrong?

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    did you have your boot partition mounted and run /sbin/lilo or /sbin/grub depending on your boot loader after using genkernel?
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    When it sends you back to the list of choices, hit "c"
    That will bring you to a Grub prompt.
    grub>
    If you installed a /boot partition for Gentoo, do
    Code:
    find /grub/stage1
    If you did not do a /boot partition do
    Code:
    find /boot/grub/stage1
    Using thatinfo, you are going to use the "root" command
    Code:
    root (hd0,0)
    Or whatever info you received where your Gentoo partition is.
    Next comes the "kernel" command
    Code:
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/  hit TAB
    That will give you a list of kernel thatare there, you will put the nameof the kernel after the /boot/
    If there was initrd file in the list, you will need to do the "initrd" Same as the "kernel" command. Type "boot"
    Now you should be able to get into your system and edit the /boot/grub/menu.lst file so you can boot properly.

    Hope this helps.
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    thanks, i will try that as soon as i get home. I think that is the problem.

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    ok, i did all this, and it lets me boot, but then it says this:

    Code:
    *Checking all the filesystems...
    fsch.ext2: No such file or directory while trying to open /dev/BOOT
    /dev/Boot:
    The superblock could not be read or does not describe a correct ext2 filesystem. If the device is valid and it really contains an ext2 filesystem (and not swap or ufs or something else), then the superblock is corrupt, and you might try running e2fsck with an alternate superblock:
              e2fsck -b 8193 <device>
    
    * Fsck could not correct all errors, manual repair needed &#91; !! &#93;
    
    Give root password for maintenance
    &#40;or type Control-D for normal startup&#41;&#58;
    When i type:
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    e2fsck -b 8193 /dev/BOOT
    It gives me the same error message as before.

    When i hit Control-C to do a normal startup, it dosent boot X. Do i neet to mount other partitions first?

    My partition table looks like this:

    /dev/hda1 === Boot
    /dev/hda2 === Swap
    /dev/hda3 === Root

    Thanks for all replies.

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    Ok, never mind. I fixed the above problem but now it just boots me into a console. No X or anything. the "starx" command dosent work either. When i look at my /etc/fstab its says that my root partition is type "xfs" instead of "ext3".
    Is that right?

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    You have to emerge a Window Manager. Like this
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    emerge fluxbox
    Then you will have to run "xorgconfig", that is if you are using xorg.

    If you want kde, I would suggest letting it emerge overnight.
    I don't know if that was a typo or not, but the command is "startx" not "starx"
    Not sure, but to get it to start automatically, you might have to do something else. Check this topic.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/topic-41562.html
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    could not emerge fluxbox, it gives me this error:

    !!!ERROR: x11-base/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 failed.
    !!!Function build, line 954 exitcode 2
    make world failed

    This is the same error i get when i try to emerge kde. What do i do to fix this?

    They both say this:

    cllect 2: id returned 1 exit status
    make [4] ***[pswrap] Error 1
    make [4] leaving directory /var/tmp/portage/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1/work/xc/config/pswrap
    make[3] *** [../../config/pswrap/pswrap[ Error 2
    make [3] Leaving directory /var/tmp/portage/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1//work/xc/lib/dps
    make [2]***[includes] error2
    make [2] Leaving directory /var/tmp/portage/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1/work/xc/lib
    make [1]***[includes] error2
    make [1] Leaving directory /var/tmp/portage/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1/work/xc/
    make: *** [World} Error 2

    I have no clue.

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