Could somebody please check/ ammend my grub.conf?
I am not sure what to put in for a video statement - I used the genkernel (gentoo-sources) and had no noticeable option for selecting vesafb-tng as stated below.
At this point I am completely confused I have made it to this point 5 times now and after this when I reboot I just get the 'blinking curser'
Also having typed 'ls /boot/initrd* I get no such file! Is the initrmfs used instead?
To be quite honest I don't think I really have a clue what I am doing - however now that I have started I will not let it beat me - there can only be so many combinations you could achieve with a keyboard :)
I am beginning to think that on a muppet scale of 1-10 I am coming very close to the 10! Oh and by the way, it is a stage 3 install that I am attempting.
One other question that has occured to me is should I emerge KDE as I do not seem to have seen any reference to a desktop setup?
Quote from Gentoo Handbook
First of all you need to know what type of framebuffer device you're using. If you use a Gentoo patched kernel tree (such as gentoo-sources) you will have had the possibility of selecting vesafb-tng as the VESA driver type (which is default for these kernel sources). If this is the case, you are using vesafb-tng and do not need to set a vga statement. Otherwise you are using the vesafb driver and need to set the vga statement.
title=Gentoo Linux 2.6.12-r6
kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda3 udev
This is what I am trying to install in on;
Maxtor SATA 120gig HDD
Chaintech CT-7NJS Ultra MoBo
Panasonic 109 DVD writer
GE Force MX400/64Mb Graphics
LCD Monitor (Philips 170C 1280 x 1024 @ 60hz 16M colours)[/code]
Re: Could somebody please check/ append my grub.conf?
i might be wrong, but shouldn't sd0,0 be hd0,0?
i ran an install on an sata drive too. the setup has to be /dev/sda but i think on grub it doesnt matter. try changine sd0,0 to hd0,0. If the purple splash image works then you were right, otherwise change it.
you have the choice of emerging kde, gnome, and xfce4 after the install.
once you get gentoo up, post back and we'll help you if u need help installing a desktop enviroment.