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It still isn't working. I still get Error 8: The kernel must be loaded before boot. And this is just at a Grub prompt, there is no list of Operating ...
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    It still isn't working. I still get Error 8: The kernel must be loaded before boot.

    And this is just at a Grub prompt, there is no list of Operating Systems or anything.

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    as i mentioned earlier, i dont have much experience in LVMs.
    try this
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      kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.20-sabayon-r3   ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00  quiet  splash
    copy exact code from here. in case it doesn't work, add resume2=swap:/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01 at the end of kernel line.
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    Sorry to dig this thread up. But what if I didn't use LVMs, and just installed to 3 partitions (boot, root, home) and this is my GRUB config after doing that:
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    # grub.conf generated by anaconda
    #
    # Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
    # NOTICE:  You have a /boot partition.  This means that
    #          all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
    #          root (hd0,0)
    #          kernel /kernel-genkernel real_root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    #          initrd /initramfs-genkernel
    #boot=/dev/sda1
    default=0
    timeout=6
    splashimage=(hd0,0)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title Sabayon Linux x86 3.3
    	root (hd0,0)
    	kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.20-sabayon-r3  dolvm2 root=/dev/ram0 ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00  quiet  init=/linuxrc splash=silent,theme:sabayon vga=791 CONSOLE=/dev/tty1 dodmraid pci=nomsi resume2=swap:/dev/mapper/VolGroup00-LogVol01
    	initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.20-sabayon-r3
    What should I try? Because it still gives me the exact same crap when I try to boot the drive. And this drive is new, so I know that isn't the problem this time.

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    real_root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00
    Its still using LVM only. Post the output of fdisk -l command here.
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    Code:
    sabayonuser@sabayonx86 ~ $ fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 80.0 GB, 80000000000 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9726 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           1          13      104391   83  Linux
    /dev/sda2              14        1288    10241437+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda3            1289        1419     1052257+  82  Linux swap / Solaris
    /dev/sda4            1420        9726    66725977+   5  Extended
    /dev/sda5            1420        9726    66725946   83  Linux
    When I look at my hard drives from anywhere else it only lists 3 drives (/, /boot, /home), why? Or doesn't it really matter.

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    I tried editing grub.conf using the sample.conf as a guide but it didn't seem to work. I may have messed up with the kernel or something..

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    Try this
    Code:
    kernel /kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.20-sabayon-r3 root=/dev/sda2 quiet vga=791 dodmraid pci=nomsi resume2=swap:/dev/sda3
        initrd /initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.20-sabayon-r3
    Note that I removed a few parameters from kernel line.
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    It still isn't working. I also just tried to re-install the bootloader (Sabayon live cd has an option for this) and that didn't work either.

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