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From: Davide Cittaro <daweonline@...>
Subject: Re: gentoo on a DS25
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 20:35:42 +0200
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  
RedHat 7.2
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  
>> 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
>>
>> or
>>
>> 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
>>
>> Davide
>>
>
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Re: gentoo on a DS25
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