Gentoo Archives: gentoo-laptop

From: Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@××××.net>
To: gentoo-laptop@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Trying Gentoo linux on a new Asus M6 laptop
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 2004 10:03:50
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-laptop] Trying Gentoo linux on a new Asus M6 laptop by Jaroslav Sladek

First of all, thanks _a_lot_ for your so quick answer.

In facr, I just CHROOTed to my hard disk, mounted swap and boot partitions 
there, installed grub, but did not yet try to reboot from the hard disk.
I just wanted to check that all was OK before rebooting with my freshly
compilated environment.

So maybe there is no problem at all. I will try to boot on hard disk ASAP.
I will update you on what is going on.


Le Samedi 23 Octobre 2004 00:19, vous avez écrit :
> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 23:29:03 +0200, Henri Magnin <henri.magnin@××××.net>
> > Hi > > > > I recently purchased an Asus M6 (Centrino 1.6GHz), and did not want to > > bother anymore with the Windoze Family stuff. > > > > I wanted to install a modular Linux, which I could master and upgrade as > > I like. > > I earlier tried muliple other distributions (Aurox, Mandrake), but I did > > no longer expect to have any "straightforward" or "magic" install which > > was too tricky to update in future. > > > > I downloaded Gentoo 2004.2, started from stage3 (in a first trial), and > > compiled a 2.6.7 kernel. > > > > All was Ok, I even compiled X11 and kde and ati_drivers, to try employ at > > best my Radeon 9700 graphics card. > > > > My concern is about the CD-Rom on my own (very new) linux install. > > When booting from the install boot CD-Rom, I have a /dev/cdroms/cdrom0 > > device. > > > > But in the /dev of my hard-disk install, there is no such entry. So when > > I chroot to it, I can no more see the CD-Rom device. > > You mean when you chroot to your harddisk after booting from CD? > That's not a big deal, since gentoo uses devfs (or udev) which gets > initialized during boot up sequence and actually creates all needed > devices in /dev of your root filesystem. > > But if I misunderstood you and you're not seeing you CD rom device in > /dev of your harddisk AFTER you booted your new kernel, then you > probably forget something in kernel config. Most likely, you should > have option "Include IDE/ATAPI CDROM support" checked under Device > drivers->IDE/ATAPI/MFM/RLL support menu. > > Jaroslav Sladek
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