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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: [Solved]First Gentoo Installation: Error 15 Amd64 Gentoo Reply with quote

Hello,

I am new to the Gentoo Discussion Forums, so I guess this is my introduction as well.

So I decided it is time I install Gentoo and join the master-race, and after a couple tries with different errors, I have decided to ask for help on one error that I have been experiencing for a while now.

It is specially error 15: file not found.

First off: I am using the official Gentoo AMD64 guide, and I have read each word/sentence and yet still can not get this to become a successful installation.

I know before you can help me, you will need some information, but I am not sure what you need from me in order to help me out the most.

I truly appreciate the help, as this is rather hair-pulling; but I want to tough it out.

Result of ls /mnt/gentoo:
Code:
ls /mnt/gentoo
bin  dev  home  lib32  lost+found  mnt  portage-latest.tar.bz2  root  sbin
boot  etc  lib  lib64  media     opt  proc   run   stage3-amd64-20120917.tar.bz2



My ls -l boot
Code:

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1899350 Oct 6 18:57 System.map-genkernel-x86_64-3.4.9-gentoo
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Oct 7 05:55 boot
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Oct 7 07:50 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3230761 Oct 6 19:07 initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.4.9-gentoo
-rw-r--r-- 2 root root 3393840 Oct 7 07:39 kernel-3.4.9-gentoo
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3320016 Oct 6 18:57 kernel-genkernel-x86_64-3.4.9-gentoo
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 1024 Sep 17 04:19 lib32
drwx------ 2 root root 12288 Oct 6 22:15 lost+found



My grub.conf file:
Code:

default 0
timeout 30
splashimage=(hd0,0)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz

title Gentoo Linux 3.4.9
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-3.4.9-gentoo root=/dev/sda3
initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.4.9-gentoo

title Gentoo Linux 3.4.9 (rescue)
root (hd0,0)
kernel /boot/kernel-3.4.9-gentoo root=/dev/sda3 init=/bin/bb

Also on a side note: I've searched/still searching via forums/google/documentation about the error. I've tried many things yet, nothing has fixed it. It is rather strange.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also my grub screen after the error 15: has lines everywhere. Like little dots that make up lines.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JmpEax wrote:
Also my grub screen after the error 15: has lines everywhere. Like little dots that make up lines.


Should have been first thing to said, who is giving you error 15 :)

There's a special thread for grub error, you better use it, as every grub specialist crawling it will get a forum post waking them up.
Or you might just get your answer reading it : http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-918364-start-0-postdays-0-postorder-asc-highlight-.html
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JmpEax,

Welcome to Gentoo.

Grub works by loading the files you tell it in grub.conf into RAM.
There are three files listed in grub.conf
Code:
/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
/boot/kernel-3.4.9-gentoo
/boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-3.4.9-gentoo


At least one of these files cannot be found in your /boot
Thats what Error 15 means

Its normally a mispelt filename in grub.conf but in your case its more subtle.
Your /boot should contain a recursive symlink
Code:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root       1 Apr 12  2009 boot -> .
which you need for booting. I'll spare you the reason why just now.
Mount your root and boot partitions
cd into your boot and do
Code:
ln -s . boot


grub is supposed to install that symlink for you.

This will allow you to progress to your next Gentoo learning experience.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply everyone.

Alright, so for some reason I thought it would be the symlink because it did return an error when I used
Code:
ln -s . boot
ln: failed to create symbolic link 'boot/.' File exists


I'm trying to search for someone that has experienced a similiar error and also reading about symlinks; but so far I can not find anything that can help my gentoo installation process.

Quick note: I mounted my /mnt/gentoo as well as /mnt/gentoo/boot
Is the /mnt/gentoo/boot the boot directory I should be in? Not the normal livecd /boot/ right?

Thanks for the replies everyone. And also while I await a reply, I'll try deleting /boot/. and seeing if I can create a symlink again.

Edit: Actually after doing a little research I believe I actually have to be in the root /boot/ directory that is empty.
But now when I run ln -s . boot, I get a "Read-only file system" error.

I will chmod 755 /boot and see if I can then create a symlink.


2nd Edit: Alright. That did not work. Maybe it is the /mnt/gentoo/boot directory that I have to do it in. But now I need to figure out why it says "." already exists.
I also figured out that in my /mnt/gentoo/boot directory is another folder called /boot/. Maybe this is the problem.




YESSS!!!! After doing a bit of research I figured it out Gentoo now loads. I am very pleased. I would like to thank everyone that has helped me!
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