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From: "C.Beamer" <cbeamer@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Messages on boot
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 22:38:38
Hi All,

The first time I did a hard drive boot into Gentoon, I noticed two
messages as follows:

One said the make sure that the host name in /etc was set to a valid
host name.

Well, in /etc, I have a file named hosts and when I look at that, it
says that the host is localhost with the ip address of, which
is correct for local host.  Should there be another host name in there?

Second, I got the message 'cardmgr failed to start.  Make sure you have
PCMCIA modules built or support compiled into kernel'

I thought I had done 'do pcmcia' at somepoint in the process, but maybe
I didn't.  Can I do this after the fact?  If so, exactly what do I have
to do?

Thanks in advance for the assistance.  :-)





>On Monday 25 July 2005 02:31, Alex A. Smith MCP wrote: > > >>Hi, >> >>Have you made sure of the filenames of the init ram disk and the kernel? >> >>Only reason I say this is because the other day when I did a Stage 3 >>Genkernel the files were named something completely different from what is >>in the handbook. (I think initrd was something along the lines of >>initramdisk-<more text> and the both included genkernel in the file name) >> >>I had myself wondering over that for a while :) >> >>hth >> >>Alex A. Smith >> >>p.s. im installing a gentoo 2.6.12-r6 Stage 3 genkernel atm so I'll let you >>know when its done if the above didn't help ya. >> >>-----Original Message----- >>From: C.Beamer [mailto:cbeamer@×××××××××.net] >>Sent: 24 July 2005 18:24 >>To: gentoo-user@l.g.o >>Subject: [gentoo-user] Help >> >>Hi All, >> >>After getting side-tracked by a power outage in the middle of a Gentoo >>install a couple of weeks ago, I finally got back to doing a Gentoo >>install trial run. >> >>All seemed to go well. When I rebooted I got the menu with the two >>selections listed (Gentoo and DOS). The computer will boot into DOS >>okay, but I can't get it to boot into Gentoo. Ergo, I think the grub >>install is fine, but I made an error in my grub.conf file. >> >>Since I'm only moderately savvy about editing configuration files, I >>relied on the examples in the Gentoo Handbook. >> >>Details are as follows: >> >>I have a dual boot system: >> >>hda1 is DOS >>hda2 is /boot >>hda3 is swap >>hda4 is my extended partition >>hda5 is /root >> >>The grub.conf file that I entered is as follows: >> >>default 0 >>timeout 30 >> >>splashimage=(hd0,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz >> >>title=Genoo Linux 2.6.12-r6 >> >>root (hda0, 1) >>kernel /kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc ramdisk=8192 >>real_root=/dev/hda5 udev >>initrd /initrd-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 >> >>title=DOS >>root (hda0,0) >>makeactive >>chainloader +1 >> >>I put the initrd line in the grub.conf file even though when I ran the >>command >> >>'ls /boot/kernel* /boot/initrd*' >> >>as instructed in the Handbook, I got told that there was no initrdfile. >> >>Have I missed something or done something wrong? >> >>Is there a way to fix the grub.conf file? >> >>I tried selecting the Gentoo line from the menu and pressing 'e' to >>edit, but no matter what changes I made, I still get an error message >>when I try to boot into Gentoo that says: >> >>Error 15: File not found >> >>This displays immediatedly after the line >> >>kernel /kernel-2.6.12-gentoo-r6 root=/dev/ram0 init=linuxrc ramdisk=8192 >>real_root=/dev/hda5 udev >> >>Any assistance would be appreciated. And please remember, I am not >>stupid, but I'm not a computer science grad. I've been running Linux at >>home for about 3 years and dabbling with it for a couple of years before >>that, but I've always used Redhat or Fedora. However, I'm finding that >>with each release of Fedora, more "quirks" appear. Things that I was >>able to do with no problem in a previous release, I now can't do without >>"letting some blood". Hence, I wanted to try Gentoo because I can >>install the software from source using emerge. This will be a learning >>curve for me, but I can conquer it - I have come a long way since a >>friend first mentioned Linux to me and I asked what it was! >> >>Anyway, the point of the previous paragraph is to ask that complete >>details be stated for any help that is provided. And if you tell me >>that I "screwed up royally" and have to start all over, that's okay. >>That's what this exercise was for - to learn what I needed to know >>before installing Gentoo on a "production" system. >> >>BTW, I did a "Stage 3" install. Since it was my first time and I don't >>know anything about optimizations, I didn't want to get in over my >>head. :-) >> >>Thanks in advance for any assistance. >> >>Respectfully, >> >>Colleen >> >>-- >>gentoo-user@g.o mailing list >> >>
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Re: [gentoo-user] Messages on boot Willie Wong <wwong@×××××××××.EDU>