Gentoo Archives: gentoo-amd64

From: Peter Humphrey <prh@××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-amd64@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Problems getting started
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 16:07:41
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-amd64] Problems getting started by Peter Martin
Peter Martin wrote:
> I think I still may have a problem linked to previous on this thread. > > I just did an 'df -h' and realized that it tells me; > /dev/hda3 73G 1.6G 68G 3% /mnt/gentoo > /dev/hda1 73G 1.6G 68G 3% /mnt/gentoo/boot > > It looks as if the 2 partitions are actually one? > hda1 should only be a partition of 100M? > do I have to go back and start over?
I hope not. Where did you install GRUB? In the MBR (of /dev/hda) or in the boot sector of /dev/hda1? Does your /boot/grub/grub.conf have the right settings to match that? Here's an example from mine, which has all Linux systems on the second disk (I use BootMagic to get me to /dev/hdb2; sorry about the wrap - the kernel line is all one): title Gentoo XFCE root (hd1,1) kernel (hd1,1)/kernel-2.6.14-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/hdb7 video=vesafb:ywrap vga=0x31A splash=native console=tty1 /dev/hdd=ide-cd ide0=ata66 Here you can see that /dev/hdb2 is my boot partition, 100MB like yours, where the kernel file is stored, and that my Xfce root partition is /dev/hdb7, a logical partition (inside /dev/hda4 though that doesn't matter). HTH -- Rgds Peter. -- gentoo-amd64@g.o mailing list