Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Josh Hunholz <josh@×××××××.com>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems
Date: Mon, 30 May 2005 18:43:58
Message-Id: 1387.
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems by Sad Jack
If you have FC3 up and running, why not just install Gentoo from that?
Make a new partition and copy the Gentoo tarball into it. Then chroot into
in and install! It's quite easy to do it that way. :)

--Josh Hunhol

> Sad Jack wrote: >> Cliff Rowley wrote: >> >>>Sad Jack wrote: >>> >>> >>>>Whenever I try and boot from the install CD (the same one used to >>>>install on my desktop, the current universal 2005) installation hangs >>>>after 'ok installing the kernel'. Nothing seems to happen, no disk >>>>access (CD or Hard drive). >>>> >>>>I've tried other distros..Suse, Ubuntu, Puppy, the only one that gets >>>> me >>>>passed the above is Slackware 10.1 which goes through the complete >>>>install but cannot write lilo to boot. Just says it can't write and >>>> says >>>>to do it manually. >>> >>> >>>Is there some kind of boot or virus protection switched on in your BIOS? >>> Perhaps something that prevents the boot loader from being >>>overwritten? Although that doesn't explain the detection weirdness. >>> >>>Only thing I can think of, aside from some funky unsupported hardware. >>> >>> >>>>I get the feeling that its at the hardware detection stage that is the >>>>problem as live CD's when booted in failsafe load and work OK. I can't >>>>find a failsafe option to boot Gentoo, is there one? >>> >>> >>>Hmm interesting. Maybe if you could boot Slackware 10.1 or boot the >>>livecd's in failsafe and save your dmesg output it might provide some >>>more insight (maybe). >>> >>> >> >> Thanks for the replies. >> >> some interesting suggestions there especially about the bios. Can't >> check it just now as I'm mid way through installing Fedora Core 3 which >> at least is installing the packages same as Slacware 10.1. Not got to >> the stage where grub is written yet, so heres fingers crossed that at >> least I will get some form of linux on this thing. >> >> I'll check out the bios as soon as it reboots >> >> Cheers > > OK > > FC 3 is loaded and running. Grub was installed and works fine. > > FC3 has not detected the graphics or the screen correctly and at the > moment I am stuck with 800x600 resolution or lower. > > I would suggest at this stage its a hardware detection problem with the > other distro and that FC3 is a little more accomodating! > > Its not my preferred install and I'll keep looking for a way to get > gentoo so if there are any more suggestions, please keep them coming! > > By the way there is no settings in the bios that cause a problem with > writing the bootloader. > > Thanks again > -- > gentoo-laptop@g.o mailing list > >
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-laptop] Install problems Sad Jack <sadjack45@××××××××××.uk>