Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Sad Jack <sadjack45@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 08:27:10
Message-Id: 429C2D1C.3090404@tiscali.co.uk
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems by Josh Hunholz
Josh Hunholz wrote:
> If you have FC3 up and running, why not just install Gentoo from that? > Make a new partition and copy the Gentoo tarball into it. Then chroot into > in and install! It's quite easy to do it that way. :) > > --Josh Hunhol > > >>Sad Jack wrote: >> >>>Cliff Rowley wrote: >>> >>> >>>>Sad Jack wrote: >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>>>Whenever I try and boot from the install CD (the same one used to >>>>>install on my desktop, the current universal 2005) installation hangs >>>>>after 'ok installing the kernel'. Nothing seems to happen, no disk >>>>>access (CD or Hard drive). >>>>> >>>>>I've tried other distros..Suse, Ubuntu, Puppy, the only one that gets >>>>>me >>>>>passed the above is Slackware 10.1 which goes through the complete >>>>>install but cannot write lilo to boot. Just says it can't write and >>>>>says >>>>>to do it manually. >>>> >>>> >>>>Is there some kind of boot or virus protection switched on in your BIOS? >>>>Perhaps something that prevents the boot loader from being >>>>overwritten? Although that doesn't explain the detection weirdness. >>>> >>>>Only thing I can think of, aside from some funky unsupported hardware. >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>>>I get the feeling that its at the hardware detection stage that is the >>>>>problem as live CD's when booted in failsafe load and work OK. I can't >>>>>find a failsafe option to boot Gentoo, is there one? >>>> >>>> >>>>Hmm interesting. Maybe if you could boot Slackware 10.1 or boot the >>>>livecd's in failsafe and save your dmesg output it might provide some >>>>more insight (maybe). >>>> >>>> >>> >>>Thanks for the replies. >>> >>>some interesting suggestions there especially about the bios. Can't >>>check it just now as I'm mid way through installing Fedora Core 3 which >>>at least is installing the packages same as Slacware 10.1. Not got to >>>the stage where grub is written yet, so heres fingers crossed that at >>>least I will get some form of linux on this thing. >>> >>>I'll check out the bios as soon as it reboots >>> >>>Cheers >> >>OK >> >>FC 3 is loaded and running. Grub was installed and works fine. >> >>FC3 has not detected the graphics or the screen correctly and at the >>moment I am stuck with 800x600 resolution or lower. >> >>I would suggest at this stage its a hardware detection problem with the >>other distro and that FC3 is a little more accomodating! >> >>Its not my preferred install and I'll keep looking for a way to get >>gentoo so if there are any more suggestions, please keep them coming! >> >>By the way there is no settings in the bios that cause a problem with >>writing the bootloader. >> >>Thanks again >>-- >>gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list >> >> > >
Thanks Josh I've been away for a few days so things have not changed much! I'll give your suggestion a go. -- gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems Sad Jack <sadjack45@××××××××××.uk>
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