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    Gentoo 2006.0 installer stops at configuring bootloader?

    Ok, so i decided to install gentoo 2006.0, it all goes fine up until configuring and installing bootloader

    GLI: March 10 2006 01:02:35 - Emerged the selected bootloader.
    GLI: March 10 2006 01:02:35 - Found a mbr device: /dev/hdd
    then it, unfortunatly halts, anyone have a work around, maby i could just configure the rest myself (i used the graphical installer included in the live cd i really wanted to give it a shot)?

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    Linux Engineer spencerf's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Syracuse, NY
    you could just quit the installer here and then:

    emerge grub

    edit: /boot/grub/grub.conf

    root (hd?,?)
    setup (hd?)
    obviously where ? is the proper locations
    All right, brain. You don't like me and I don't like you, but let's just do this and I can get back to killing you with beer. All New Users Read This!!! If you have a grub problem please look at GRUB MANUAL

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    k which one do i use


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    Linux Guru budman7's Avatar
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    Knee deep in Grand Rapids, Michigan
    You should make your /boot/grub/menu.lst file look like this.
    title Gentoo
            root (hd?,?)
            kernel  /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.15-gentoo-r5 real_root=/dev/hd??
            initramfs initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.15-gentoo-r5
    Replacing the ? with what is correct.
    It has been awhile since I have done a genkernel, so this may not be correct.

    If that does not work, after emerging grub and doing "grub-install /dev/hd?"
    And you are at te "grub>" prompt.
    First comes the root command.
    root (hd?,?)
    Then you will need to use the kernel and initrd/initramfs commands.

    kernel <TAB>
    Now you should have a listing of possible completions. if boot is in there, put that in there.
    kernel /boot/<TAB>Now look for the name of the kernel, and put it in there.

    Now you will need the initrd/initramfs, do it the same as the kenel command.
    I am unfamiliar with initramfs, soI am not sure if that is the correct way of doing it.
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