Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Nick Smith <nick.smith79@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] alpha newbie question
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2006 12:35:17
Message-Id: bba6100b0603020431k1f1085abr7302e708603e3e93@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-alpha] alpha newbie question by Ben de Luca
> > Surely, all the bootloader needs to know about is /boot? > > On my alpha I had no end of trouble trying to use XFS for /, > > until I realised that the bootloader only understood ext2. > > The solution was to make a separate ext2 partition for /boot, > > put the kernels there. > > > >
well i just followed the handbook and created sda1 = swap and sda2 = ext3 = / does this mean im wasting my time on this very slloooow install and that its not even going to boot when im finished? or does the boot loader see ext3 as well? also i thought that it saw all my drives, but the bios ( or what alpha calls a bios ) see's all 3 9gig drives, but gentoo only see's sda, when i went looking in /dev/ it only has the nods for sda and sda1 and sda2 for some reason, i found a tips and tricks on the gentoo.org website on how to make raid nods, but that didnt seem to work for sdb and sdc. is this normal for alpha to only see the first drive? is there a way to make the nods to actually make use of the other drives in the system? thanks nick -- gentoo-alpha@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-alpha] alpha newbie question Andrew Gaylard <ag@××××××××.org>