Hi Nils, thanks for answering
On Sep 17, 2005, at 11:40 AM, Nils o. Janus wrote:
> Hi Davide,
> there have been similar issues before, try searching the history of
> the newsgroup for those messages.
Yes, I know it, since the old messages have been posted by a
colleague of mine, who was on vacation in these two weeks... Tomorrow
I'm going to go on with him in installing Gentoo.
Actually I left the DS25 on friday bootstrapping the system (stage 1
installation). I chrooted into gentoo starting from an installed
Tomorrow I'm going to emerge alpha-sources for compiling and
installing the kernel. Let's cross the fingers!
> On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:15:52 +0200, Davide Cittaro
> <daweonline@...> wrote:
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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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