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ok, this time around in the install. i do everything just fine..no errors no nothing i did everything stated in the guide on gentoo.org. but now. when i go to ...
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    about to give up on gentoo......


    ok, this time around in the install. i do everything just fine..no errors no nothing
    i did everything stated in the guide on gentoo.org. but now. when i go to boot i get this really messy screen to select my OS so i hit enter being BARELY able to read it but i know it said "linux" then it goes through the scrolling text like on any other distro...still distorted and unreadable. and then it just stops after a while...leaving the lights on my KB blinking....im using GRUB...and i dont know how to ONLY change the bootloader without reinstalling the whole damn thing.

    i am quite angry right now. and if i dont get this resolved soon. im going back to slackware.

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    What does grub.conf look like?

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    well it DID look like this.
    default 0
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title=linux
    root (hd0,0)
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/kernel-2.4.20-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/hde3
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd-2.4.20-gentoo-r6



    but for somereason when i come back into it its cleared...but i know it WAS working because i got the grub load screen. where it says grub then the version and whatnot...

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    In what way is the screen distorted, and when does it become like that? Can you describe the distortions (or take a picture of the monitor)?
    What are you using the initrd for?

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    ok i gave up./.. im back on slackware now...because gentoo was giving me too many problems...not worth the agrivation. but i DID find out why the bootloader wouldnt look right...it was because of me not putting in this line

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    vga=xxx(788)
    thanks for all the help though

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    Since we are talking about GRUB, can anyone tell me if /etc/grub.conf is symlink to /boot/grub/menu.lst?
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    That's different in virtually every distro. In RH, I don't even have those files, I just have /boot/grub/grub.conf and nothing more.

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    Hmm, I could have swore that I used /etc/grub.conf in Red Hat 7.x.
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    Now that you mention it, it actually is there. I haven't seen it before, actually. Anyway, on my system it's a symlink to /boot/grub/grub.conf.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpark
    Since we are talking about GRUB, can anyone tell me if /etc/grub.conf is symlink to /boot/grub/menu.lst?
    in Gentoo Yes....

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