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Hi I need help as well, I thought this would be the right thread to ask. Basically while installing gentoo I've gone as far as tryin to install the kernel. ...
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    Installing Gentoo Kernels


    Hi I need help as well,

    I thought this would be the right thread to ask. Basically while installing gentoo I've gone as far as tryin to install the kernel. I'm following the handbook but the problem I've come across is that when i type

    # USE="-doc symlink" emerge gentoo-sources

    The reply I get is in red saying

    !!! ARCH is not set... Are you missing the etc/make.profile symlink?
    !!! Is the symlink correct? I your portrage tree complete?

    As far as I'm concerned I've installed the protage from the snapshot folder and I haven't had any errors#.

    By the way this is the first time I've installed any type of linux at all.

    Thanks

    Adeel

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    Have you messed at all with the /etc/make.profile symlink?

    Mine has this:
    Code:
    alex@tux ~ $ ls -l /etc/make.profile
    lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root 46 Aug 16 17:55 /etc/make.profile -> /usr/portage/profiles/default-linux/x86/2005.1
    Assuming that you're using an x86 system, check that your symlink is the same as this, and if it isn't, relink it.

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