Gentoo Archives: gentoo-user

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
Message-Id: 42E568B1.4030605@interlynx.net
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 127.0.0.1, 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.  :-)

Regards,

Colleen

Regards,

Colleen

>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>