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Well, I've installed gentoo (2005.1, following the handbook) and I have a couple of questions. First, when I choose gentoo in the grub menu (note that I didn't install grub ...
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- 10-08-2005 #1
Installed gentoo, couple of questions
First, when I choose gentoo in the grub menu (note that I didn't install grub with gentoo, I just added an entry for it in the menu.list file in Kanotix), I get "you passed an undefined mode number". I think I have to add something to the menu.list entry, just not sure what? I already have vga=0x317, anything else?
Next, after this, I get another error, "The root block device is unspecified or not detected". I type in /dev/hda8, which is the partition gentoo is on, and it works, I suspect this is also some problem in the menu.list file.
Also, another general question: when I emerge something (like links, which I'm using to type this, hehehe), I get the message that some config files need updating. Should I just update all of them? Or do I go through all of them and see if any should be left alone (in this case, will I be getting the same message for any files which I decided to leave alone?)
Thanks in advance.
- 10-08-2005 #2
- 10-08-2005 #3
Here's the entry for Gentoo:
title Gentoo 2005.1
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hda8 vga=0x317
I have gentoo on hda8, obviously. If you need any more info, let me know.
- 10-08-2005 #4
- 10-08-2005 #5
No, when I installed grub with kanotix, I put it in the MBR. I'll try out your suggestion and get back with the results. Thanks for the help.
- 10-08-2005 #6
Error 15: File not found
press any key to continue...
After pressing the 'any' key , I get back to the grub menu. Note that I left in the 'initrd' line, as well as the 'boot' at the end, not sure if this matters or not.
- 10-08-2005 #7
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I think what dylunio meant was did you install the /boot directory to another partition?
If root is mounted at /dev/hda8, /boot might be at something different. I don't think grub knows where /boot is unless it's on the root partition. Lets say your /boot directory is at /dev/hda7, you'd edit your menu.lst like this.
kernel hd(0,6)/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hda8 vga=0x317
/etc/fstab would probably tell you what partition /boot is on if you're not sure.
Forgot to add, that error you get "you passed an undefined mode number" has to do with "vga=0x318". You can either delete it(you won't get an error anymore) or you can go here and try a different one. (Scroll down a little to see the table of values).
- 10-08-2005 #8
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title Gentoo root (hd0,7) kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 ro init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda8 udev initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 bootOperating System: GNU Emacs
- 10-08-2005 #9
Excellent, thanks genesis. One problem down, I've still got to figure out about the 'undefined mode number', removing the "vga=0x318" didn't change anything. I used it in the first place because that's what I have in Kanotix. Anyways, /boot is on the root partition.
- 10-08-2005 #10
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vga=0x317 or vga=0x311Operating System: GNU Emacs