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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. :)
> 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
>>>>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
>>>>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
> 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
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