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From: Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@...>
Subject: Re: Trying Gentoo linux on a new Asus M6 laptop
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 07:54:09 +0200
Hello

First of all, thanks _a_lot_ for your so quick answer.

In facr, I just CHROOTed to my hard disk, mounted swap and boot partitions 
there, installed grub, but did not yet try to reboot from the hard disk.
I just wanted to check that all was OK before rebooting with my freshly
compilated environment.

So maybe there is no problem at all. I will try to boot on hard disk ASAP.
I will update you on what is going on.

Regards
Henri

Le Samedi 23 Octobre 2004 00:19, vous avez écrit :
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 23:29:03 +0200, Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@...> 
wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > I recently purchased an Asus M6 (Centrino 1.6GHz), and did not want to
> > bother anymore with the Windoze Family stuff.
> >
> > I wanted to install a modular Linux, which I could master and upgrade as
> > I like.
> > I earlier tried muliple other distributions (Aurox, Mandrake), but I did
> > no longer expect to have any "straightforward" or "magic" install which
> > was too tricky to update in future.
> >
> > I downloaded Gentoo 2004.2, started from stage3 (in a first trial), and
> > compiled a 2.6.7 kernel.
> >
> > All was Ok, I even compiled X11 and kde and ati_drivers, to try employ at
> > best my Radeon 9700 graphics card.
> >
> > My concern is about the CD-Rom on my own (very new) linux install.
> > When booting from the install boot CD-Rom, I have a /dev/cdroms/cdrom0
> > device.
> >
> > But in the /dev of my hard-disk install, there is no such entry. So when
> > I chroot to it, I can no more see the CD-Rom device.
>
> You mean when you chroot to your harddisk after booting from CD?
> That's not a big deal, since gentoo uses devfs (or udev) which gets
> initialized during boot up sequence and actually creates all needed
> devices in /dev of your root filesystem.
>
> But if I misunderstood you and you're not seeing you CD rom device in
> /dev of your harddisk AFTER you booted your new kernel, then you
> probably forget something in kernel config. Most likely, you should
> have option "Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support" checked under Device
> drivers->IDE/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support menu.
>
> Jaroslav Sladek

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