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  1. #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
    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
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    Nov 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I think you forgot to edit your /etc/fstab.

  3. #3
    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.

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    Linux Guru loft306's Avatar
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    Oct 2003
    The DairyLand
    almost verbatum the first time trying to install gentoo is not 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
     mount /dev/hd?? /mnt/gentoo;chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash;env-update;source /etc/profile
    nano /etc/fstab
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