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From: Sad Jack <sadjack45@...>
Subject: Re: Install problems
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 09:23:40 +0000
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.
-- 
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