Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: "Nils o. Janus" <NoJ@××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] gentoo on a DS25
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 07:54:31
Message-Id: op.sw8qh0g2h9lpon@soeren.noj
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] gentoo on a DS25 by Davide Cittaro
Hi Davide,

there have been similar issues before, try searching the history of the  
newsgroup for those messages.
Long story short, try booting and installing Gentoo with a Kernel from  
tree 2.4, for easier use, get a Gentoo Installation-CD like 2004.3 .
When I did setup some DS20E, booting and installing with the 2004.3  
minimalCD went on nice and smooth, but the 2005.0 didnt even boot up  
( when using the Kernel from free 2.6 ).

Hope this helps,


On Fri, 16 Sep 2005 15:15:52 +0200, Davide Cittaro <daweonline@×××××.com>  

> I would like to keep you updated on what's going here, while I'm > installing gentoo on a DS25... > Booting from CD-ROM does not work at all. A colleague installed a redhat > 7.2 on it and I could boot it, then installing gentoo on another HD, > chrooting in it and all the common stuff in the procedure. > Since I have no network connectivity I downloaded all the files needed > on a CD-RW. It should be added that, once the installation is complete, > I could not run 'emerge' because an error in python (not able to load > I had to download python2.3, compile it into the redhat > system and copy into the chrooted gentoo environment. > I was quite confident that gentoo would boot, but from the SRM > environment the DS25 freezes while trying to load the gentoo kernel... > Now I'm trying to move the redhat kernel into the /boot partition of > gentoo but I'm getting errors like: > Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on 08:02 > > or > > Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel > > Actually I got the second error first, I tried to rebuild a initrd and > then I got the second error... > > I have one more doubt: how the /etc/fstab would figure? I mean, looking > at the gentoo handbook I see a *traditional* fstab, like > > /dev/sda2 / ext2 etc. > > but the redhat fstab is slightly different, meaning that the first entry > is not the device but something like > > LABEL=/ / ext2 etc. > > Any hint on this? > > Thanks again > > Davide
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-alpha] gentoo on a DS25 "Jean-Sébastien Guay" <jean_seb@×××××××××.ca>
Re: [gentoo-alpha] gentoo on a DS25 Davide Cittaro <daweonline@×××××.com>