Managed to muddle through the install (mostly) OK, but my kernel is not
booting. First of all, when building the kernel the guide says to use "make
vmlinux && make modules_install" so I faithfully followed the instructions.
This built me a kernel with no modules for some reason. So I built a new one
in the fashion I am accustomed to: I did "make && make modules_install". This
time my modules were made, and I copied vmlinux to /boot.
Then, when I tried using yabootconfig as in the manual it failed on me, saying
something like "failed to get required information. Did you use
yabootconfig --chroot" or somesuch. So I created a yaboot.conf manually,
using the guide as a model. I rebooted, and yaboot seemed to be working, it
gave me the menu and everything but Linux would not boot (more on this
So I booted the livecd again, and this time I
ran "yabootconfig --chroot=/mnt/gentoo" and this time it worked, but didn't
create a menu entry for OS X or to boot from the CD. So I mix and matched and
currently have this:
sda1 partition map
sda2 apple bootstrap
sda3 linux swap
sda4 linux '/'
sdb1 partition map
sdb2 apple bootstrap
sdb3 OS X
Again I rebooted, and all seems fine. It boots from a CD, it boots OS X just
fine, but the one constant throughout all my attempts is that when trying to
boot Linux, it prints this cryptic message and hangs:
found display :/pci@0,f0000000/ATY,SimoneParent@10/ATX, Simone_B@1, opening...
Since yaboot seems to be working fine otherwise, I am thinking this may be a
kernel issue, but truly I have no idea. Have I forgotten something important?
I can post the kernel config if you want to see it.
Does anyone recognize what may have happened here?
darren kirby :: Part of the problem since 1976 :: http://badcomputer.org
"...the number of UNIX installations has grown to 10, with more expected..."
- Dennis Ritchie and Ken Thompson, June 1972
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