Fixed grub, cool ... having eth0 trouble now
well, fixed grub enough that i can get gentoo to boot
The LiveCD does a great job detecting my card, pinging, and networking-in-general, but the installed gentoo doesn't seem to have what it needs. If I had to guess, I'd say I need to recompile the kernel, but I don't want to guess 'cause I don't want to say that 'cause I don't want to recompile the kernel.
Shortcut? moving whatever module the liveCD is using into the installed /lib/modules/..../drivers/net?
(If anyone's curious, this was the other problem)
Okay, this is the part of the install where i always get really frustrated, because I always get the grub.conf settings wrong. Setup is
/dev/hda1 : root part for Gentoo
/dev/hda2 : swap
/dev/hda3 : root part for FC3
/dev/hda4 : boot part for Gentoo (and everything else, I presume)
kernel /kernel-2.6.11-r6 root=/dev/hda1
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.11-1.7_FC3 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
I'm not worried about fedora right now. the specified gentoo kernel is not being found.
Then I remembered that bit in grub.conf about not having a boot partition, so entries had to look like "/boot/kernel..." So I tried having
up there at the top
so i use the livecd and mount /dev/hda1 into /mnt/gentoo
then /dev/hda4 in /mnt/gentoo/boot
('cause it says so here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...part=1&chap=11)
when i do that it looks like the /dev/hda4 stuff (just grub and lost+found) replaces the other partition's stuff -- /mnt/gentoo/boot doesn't have the kernels in it anymore; does that have anything to do with anything?
(mount point for /dev/hda4 is /boot in fstab)
If you're curious, the reason my boot partition is /dev/hda4 instead of "1" it's because i was too afraid to move partitions around etc. /dev/hda1 used to have redHat 8 on it.
All input appreciated. It makes me mad that I've installed half a dozen Lx systems and never mastered this