there have been similar issues before, try searching the history of the
newsgroup for those messages.
Long story short, try booting and installing Gentoo with a Kernel from
tree 2.4, for easier use, get a Gentoo Installation-CD like 2004.3 .
When I did setup some DS20E, booting and installing with the 2004.3
minimalCD went on nice and smooth, but the 2005.0 didnt even boot up
( when using the Kernel from free 2.6 ).
Hope this helps,
On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:15:52 +0200, Davide Cittaro <daweonline@...>
> I would like to keep you updated on what's going here, while I'm
> installing gentoo on a DS25...
> Booting from CD-ROM does not work at all. A colleague installed a redhat
> 7.2 on it and I could boot it, then installing gentoo on another HD,
> chrooting in it and all the common stuff in the procedure.
> Since I have no network connectivity I downloaded all the files needed
> on a CD-RW. It should be added that, once the installation is complete,
> I could not run 'emerge' because an error in python (not able to load
> libgcc_s.so.1). I had to download python2.3, compile it into the redhat
> system and copy into the chrooted gentoo environment.
> I was quite confident that gentoo would boot, but from the SRM
> environment the DS25 freezes while trying to load the gentoo kernel...
> Now I'm trying to move the redhat kernel into the /boot partition of
> gentoo but I'm getting errors like:
> Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02
> Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
> Actually I got the second error first, I tried to rebuild a initrd and
> then I got the second error...
> I have one more doubt: how the /etc/fstab would figure? I mean, looking
> at the gentoo handbook I see a *traditional* fstab, like
> /dev/sda2 / ext2 etc.
> but the redhat fstab is slightly different, meaning that the first entry
> is not the device but something like
> LABEL=/ / ext2 etc.
> Any hint on this?
> Thanks again
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