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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Booting problem Reply with quote

I get this far and can't go on, as the boot process just stops:
Code:

....
First SATA, Master Disk : LRG, SATA2, 750 GB

PCI device listing...
....                                    IRQ
Network Controller                3
ACPI                                    9


and nothing follows. No messages of any kind.

Any help appreciated,
Bill
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it your install or some CD? If latter, does some other Linux CD boot?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not clear on your question. I can not get any gentoo installation Stage 1,2 or 3 to boot past this point.

I suspect that my HD, being a micro-SSD (750gig's) may be the problem. That's what I'm hoping I can get cleared up with these posts.

As a very last resort, System Rescue(built from gentoo) will boot without problems. Since I've been a die hard gentoo user since late '03, I'd prefer to use the hand book installation methods.

Thank you for your reply Jaglover.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

using the system rescue cd following the handbook requires only that you use elinks instead of links for the stage and snapshot downloads. stage 1 and stage 2 have been deprecated for several years. the minimal install cd from early june works. current autobuilds have problems.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Donahue. I'll get the minimal you mention.

Any knowledge as to whether or not the micro-ssd is a problem?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssd not likely as the problem as the sysresccd boots.
Discussion of the minimal install cd problems:

https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=421839

http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-938278.html

BTW, the install cd only provides a running linux system, it does not provide any part of the installed system. It's advantages are small size and compatibility with the handbook.
BTW, a posted photo (free photo site) of the screen can save a lot of typing pain.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BTW, a posted photo (free photo site) of the screen can save a lot of typing pain.


That went waaay over my head. 8) What's it referring too?

One more thing. I can't seem to find the June minimal you referred to earlier. Is it available to an amd64 system?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, your original post looked like a typed version of the screen at the time of failure.
generally the easy way to pass an exact state of the screen on a hung computer is to take a picture of the screen with a digital camera or cell phone, post the picture on a free site, and post the url here.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Donahue. I did type the original to look like the screen. It wasn't hard. Anything more extensive and I probably would have pictured it.

I edited my last post. Hope you saw it.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://distfiles.gentoo.org/releases/amd64/autobuilds/20120614/install-amd64-minimal-20120614.iso

to find it requires going parent directory 3 or 4 times and being a good guesser :)

if your machine is newer than june or your connection is wireless; sysresccd remains better choice, sysresccd can be booted to xfce4 GUI, handbook opened in midori browser for copy and paste of commands to terminal window ...
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