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Hello, im trying to install Gentoo from the live cd, and im having some problem i have no idea what it means... Ok basically i run through the installer and ...
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    gentoo: key error: "oldminor"


    Hello, im trying to install Gentoo from the live cd, and im having some problem i have no idea what it means...
    Ok basically i run through the installer and fill out all the partitioning and package info, get to the part where it you start installing it, and i get that this error:


    GLI: File "/opt/installer/templates/x86Architecturetemplate.py" line 139 in partition self_logger.log (' partition + str(part) +
    "has oldminor" + str(tmppart_new["oldminor"]) + "and it is being resized.....saving start sector" + str(parted_part.geom.start))
    KeyError: "oldminor"





    So basically what is oldminor and how do i fix it? i did a lil research and it was rumored it may have something to do with the windows partition....

    any help or advice would be greatly appreciated

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    Your best bet, in my opinion, would be to not use the installer. It's not very reliable at the moment. You'd probably have better luck doing a manual install, as documented here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml

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    update:
    I tried the manual install, had problems unpacking the stage 3 tarball...
    However i used cfdisk to manually delete the windows partition, and went back to the installer and used the recomended partition layout and bingo, its installing

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