Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 4 of 4
Ok this is like the 5th time iv tried installing a stage2-x86-2005.0 gentoo install. I have done everything almost verbatim off the guide on the gentoo site and when i ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    1

    Total Newb getting really annoyed...


    Ok this is like the 5th time iv tried installing a stage2-x86-2005.0 gentoo install.

    I have done everything almost verbatim off the guide on the gentoo site and when i installed lilo and rebooted and everything gives an OK apart from these:


    fsck: fsck.xfs: not found
    fsck: Error 2 while execuiting fsck.xfs for /dev/ROOT


    Checking all filesystems ...
    fsck.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
    Give root password fr maintenance
    (or type Control-D to continue):


    Im totally stuck...This is really getting aggitating now.

  2. #2
    Linux User
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    347
    I think you forgot to edit your /etc/fstab.
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...ok_part1_chap8

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    222
    Don't get so aggitated to the point of giving up now. I did the installation ten times before I succeeded. Ten times ! ! !

    and everytime I noticed my own mistakes.....and learn not to do it .

    If you did not forget to edit /etc/fstab, as Slip suspected, then list it here, may be we can give you a hand.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    The DairyLand
    Posts
    1,666
    almost verbatum the first time trying to install gentoo is not good......as you have seen

    and slip is correct....
    but all you need to do is put the cd back in and chroot to the gentoo enviroment and edit /etc/fstab(look in the hand book for what to do) you should just be able to
    Code:
     mount /dev/hd?? /mnt/gentoo;chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash;env-update;source /etc/profile
    then
    Code:
    nano /etc/fstab
    ~Mike ~~~ Forum Rules
    Testing? What's that? If it compiles, it is good, if it boots up, it is perfect. ~ Linus Torvalds
    http://loft306.org

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •