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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:57 am    Post subject: gentoo minimal hangs on boot, Acer 5736z (Solved) kind of Reply with quote

Hi All,

I was trying for hours last night to get the gentoo minimal cd to boot on my new laptop, ACER 5736z

But everytime i try and boot the cd i just get a blackscreen or if i boot -nofb then it gets to "loading kernel" and hangs.

So far I've tried :
ia64 minimal cd
x86 minimal cd
x86 minimal -> USB
noacpi, nodetect to no avail !!
bios settings : HD mode from sata to ide

Was wondering if any of you gentoo guru's had any thoughts on what i could try ?

Laptop Specs are :
Intel T4500 2.3ghz 800mhz FSB
4 GB DDR3
Intel GMA 4500M

I don't think the OS makes a difference at this stage but it is Windows 7 Ultimate 64

Help me please!! :(


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI ia64 will not work on x86 platform, you need amd64.

Try some other Linux CD, SystemRescueCd is a popular choice. It allows you boot 32 bit or 64 bit kernels so it allows you to install 32 or 64 bit Gentoo.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the response,

Will amd64 work on an intel chip ? also why didnt x86 work, i've installed it on amd, intel chips for years why not this one...?

SystemRescueCd was my next choice but i ran out of time and cd's at 1am :)


Will try sysreccd when i get in this evening and update.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IA64 - Intel Itanium platform, I don't think you can find it in laptops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X86-64
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh right..

Well i've just booted the system rescue cd 64bit with framebuffer and interestingly its booted "Gentoo Linux x86_64"

So time to get cracking with my gentoo installation, but the question still remains...

What was on the minimal cd that wouldnt allow it to load on this laptop.... ? hmmm
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well finaly installed and up and running after a huge battle with grub not wanting to install to /boot because it was mounting it ro...grrrr..

Thanks for the help :)
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