After install error
I got through the entire installation after I installed Grub and rebooted my machine. After I select Gentoo it starts to load the system but it gets to a point and it freezes. It says this:
Initializing Cryptographic API
vesafb: Silicon Integrated System Corp., 630, 2.04.5a (OEM:SiS)
vesafb: VBE version:3.0
vesafb: protected mode interface info at cc81:0004
vesafb: pmi: set display strat = c00cc87f, set pallette = c00cc8c5
vesafb: hardware doesnt support DDC transfers
vesafb: monitor limits: vf = 0 Hz, hf = 0 khz, clk = 0 MHz
veafb: scrolling: redraw
and thats where it stays.
My Grub reads as follows:
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.11-r11
kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/hda3 udev vga=791 splash=silent
Can anyone help me
You might try commenting out the splashimage line for now. Doing so might let you boot then you can figure out what is needed to make it work with it uncommented at a later time. It might not work this time, but I've seen it work in some cases.
Good luck with it... :)
I would rather try temporarily removing the "vga=791 splash=silent" thing, since that seems to be the problem (perhaps a wrong vga=option? If you have vesafb-tng, you don't need the vga option, just use the vesafb:1024x768-32@70 or something similar, explained in the gentoo handbook). The splashimage is just the grub splashimage, not the linux-splashimage ;)
That worked....thank you very much.