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pwaring
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: x86 installation media with older kernels Reply with quote

I'm coming across this bug in VirtualBox which prevents Gentoo guests from booting if they have a 3.10 or later kernel: https://www.virtualbox.org/ticket/12469

Is there any installation media available for x86 which uses an older kernel (apparently 3.8 works), and as part of the install can I specify that the final system has a pre-3.10 kernel? Only 3.10.x seems to be marked as stable for gentoo-sources.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Checking znurt.org there are several kernels earlier than 3.10 still in portage;
you just need to unmask them. You can build Gentoo using any bootable
Linux iso image - I think I built my last Virtualbox image from Ubuntu.

Alternatively, install a Gentoo image in Virtualbox without booting it, and
then chroot into it from a working (Ubuntu?) iso image and just emerge
the kernel you want.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cwr wrote:
Checking znurt.org there are several kernels earlier than 3.10 still in portage;
you just need to unmask them. You can build Gentoo using any bootable
Linux iso image - I think I built my last Virtualbox image from Ubuntu.


Is there any documentation for that? All the handbook instructions assume you're using the environment from the minimal ISO.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pwaring wrote:

Is there any documentation for that? All the handbook instructions assume you're using the environment from the minimal ISO.


Once you are inside the chroot the external (Linux) doesn't really matter; the instructions should be identical.
The tedious part is messing around with Virtualbox to mount the right filesystems in the right places.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pwaring,

There is one extra step to install from a non Gentoo boot media.
Code:
mkdir /mnt/gentoo
This is not required if you use System Rescue CD as your boot media.
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