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From: jake@...
Subject: Re: Install problems
Date: Thu, 02 Jun 2005 02:17:19 -0600
Quoting Ryan Viljoen <ravilj@...>:

> If you can spare some space than I think the best way to do this would
> be to install Gentoo from your existing Fedora install as Josh
> suggested. Than use lshw, lspci and lsusb to manually configure your
> own kernel to your hardware requirements without having to worry about
> auto detection.
>
> An interesting point though, when install gentoo on my friends
> notebook we had a similar problem of the install CD hanging and not
> getting passed a point (during hardware detection) not matter how long
> we left it. Luckily I had the 2004.1, 2004.3 and 2005.0 install cd's.
> The 2004.1 install CD worked perfectly getting through all the
> hardware detection. Once installed an emerge sync and a change in
> profile and his install was sorted. So I dont know if you tried
> different versions of the gentoo install cd but if not maybe track
> down an older on? (2004.1 possibly).
>


This is a good point - the live CD does some fairly complicated things dueing
boot.  It has a pretty massiv initrd image that it loads to do module loading
and stuff, and the latest one simply might not be compatible with your
hardware.  Submit a bug for it, and then try an older liveCD.

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