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From: Colleen Beamer <colleen.beamer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Problem install Gentoo on New Laptop
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2007 00:24:44
1 Hi all,
3 First, I did a google search to see if I could find out anything that
4 might help. My patience wanes after a number of searches so, you'll
5 have to pardon me 'cause I'm looking for a quick answer if anyone knows one.
7 I just got a brand new Dell Inspiron XPS laptop. It came with Windows
8 Vista and I never set it up - I did get to the initial screen for
9 setting it up, but that was because I wasn't quick enough on the draw
10 hitting F2 to get into setup.
12 Anyway, I followed the Gentoo Handbook, like I've done numerous times.
13 On booting the live CD, my hard drive is recognized - it's a SATA drive.
15 Following all the steps in the Handbook, I got no error messages. When
16 I get to the part where I install the bootloader, it installs okay. I
17 have 4 partitions sda1 is boot, sda2 is swap sda3 is / and sda4 is home.
18 My /boot/grub/ file shows as: (hd0) /dev/sda. When I boot to
19 the hard drive, the boot process gets to the point where it says:
20 Determining root device ...
22 Then it says:
23 /dev/sda3 is not a valid root device
25 I probably did something wrong, but I've started from scratch 3 times
26 and I get the same problem. I've used genkernel and it looks like sata
27 support has been built in.
29 Any guidance would be appreciated.
31 Regards,
33 Colleen
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] Problem install Gentoo on New Laptop Mark Kirkwood <markir@××××××××××××.nz>
Re: [gentoo-user] Problem install Gentoo on New Laptop Dirk Heinrichs <dirk.heinrichs.ext@×××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Problem install Gentoo on New Laptop Elias Probst <mail@×××××××××××.eu>