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    Your saving my butt


    Okay so far your saving my butt here, I had no idea that the real_root line was cut off... I'm eager to try it now.

    More questions however, where do I do the editing?
    I'm working off a live CD environment, unless I'm chrooting into the env.

    If I need to be chrooted in, can I use your instructions from the other post about chrooting in?
    If so, I assume I just go ahead and configure the .conf once im in, right?

    Thank you so much.

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    Re: Your saving my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by Sovtek
    More questions however, where do I do the editing?
    I'm working off a live CD environment, unless im chrooting into the env.

    If I need to be chrooted in, can I use your instructions from the other post about chrooting in?
    If so, I assume I just go ahead and configure the .conf once im in, right?
    You could chroot in and do it there, or running from the CD you could just edit /mnt/gentoo/boot/grub/grub.conf Make sure that your /boot partition is mounted (if you have a /boot partition). Or, if you get the Grub command line, you should be able to enter the kernel line like you did before, with the correct ending for your real_root=dev/hdXX which should put you into your system naturally. Then, I think you will be able to use the nano editor like you did during set up and you can edit /boot/grub/grub.conf.

    OOPS! Have we hijacked jpalfree's thread?
    /IMHO
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    Re: Your saving my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    OOPS! Have we hijacked jpalfree's thread?
    Errr.... Do I need to open another thread or something? I'm still getting the messege the thread was started about though.

    So no, in short. No good.
    This is interesting however, I noted the error messeges in the previous lines, lets see if this means anything.

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    UDF-fs: No partition found (1)
    XFS: bad magic number               [:I had to laugh at this one:]
    XFS: SB validate failed
    Kernel Panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown block (1,0)
    Any ideas? Please?

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    1: are you using XFS partitions?
    2: did you modify the /etc/fstab correctly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    1: are you using XFS partitions?
    2: did you modify the /etc/fstab correctly?
    And does XFS need to have the right kernel support, and does it have that?
    /IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua
    1: are you using XFS partitions?
    2: did you modify the /etc/fstab correctly?
    Let's see... I used the ext3 filesystem.
    I followed the example as listed in the "Gentoo Linux 2005.1 x86 Handbook"

    As far as the Fstab, tell me some way to check it, or list what you would like to know, and I'll do/get it. Be sure to list how to do it however, as I am not so smooth on Gentoo.

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    When you chroot into the gentoo enviroment, type "cat /etc/fstab" to see the fstab - the filesystem information. To me it seems like it looks for both a UDF-filesystem (mostly used for DVD's) and a XFS-partition.

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    Re: Your saving my butt

    Quote Originally Posted by drakebasher
    OOPS! Have we hijacked jpalfree's thread?
    just to mention... i don't mind at all. If people are learning that's a good thing. As long as it's loosely related to the beginning subject, i don't see a problem with hijacking someone's thread. I'd rather have a thread with lots of responses than one that has none.

    hijack away!
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    Alright...

    Okay, this is making no sense to me. Whenever I try to chroot into the system it tells me:
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    chroot: cannot run command '/bin/bash':no such file or directory
    Would someone please tell me whats going on?

    The other times I've chrooted in have been during the installation process, so is there something I need to mount first? If so what is it called and is the command simply:
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    mount /(?)/
    Again, Thank you all for the help thus far.

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    Ah-ha!

    Okay, I don't feel like such an idiot now. After I posted that last one I did some looking around in the advanced install guide. It looks like I had to type:
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    mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot
    mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc
    So I just got chrooted in, I'll go ahead and follow the plan with checking the fstab and what not.

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