Gentoo Archives: gentoo-desktop

From: Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-gentoo@×××.com>
To: gentoo-desktop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 17:10:56
Message-Id: 1300727366.1757.102.camel@ubuntu
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-desktop] System problems by Lindsay Haisley
Roman, et al, since you, and maybe others seem to be incredibly hot to
trot on my desktop booting issue, the files you requested are at


/etc/fstab (vishnu_fstab.txt) is configured as per the _working_ kernel
on the box, which is 2.6.21-gentoo-r1.  When booting from a more recent
kernel, the 1st three lines will be changed to spec /dev/sdXn instead
of /dev/hdXn.

The kernel config (vishnu_kernel-2.6.29-gentoo-r5_config.txt) is suspect
at this point, as per Roman's information re. 2.6.29 being a thoroughly
discredited kernel version.  This configuration will _not_ be used going
forward into a more recent kernel.

vishnu_emerge_info.txt is "emerge --info" from the box.  I'm not sure
how this will give you any insight into the booting problem on the box,
but since you seem to have your knickers in a knot about my _not_
posting it, here it is :-)

Kernels on the box are built manually, using "make bzImage" and friends,
not using genkernel.

When I have some time to take the box down, upgrade the kernel and take
another shot at this problem, I'll update.

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