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kcostello
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: System hangs after grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda Reply with quote

I am trying to install Gentoo using the instructions in the Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook. When I get the the point that I type grub-install --no-floppy /dev/sda the system just hangs. All I can do is a CTRL+C to cancel out. What could I go doing wrong?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

instead of grub-install
cd booted, gentoo partitions mounted, chroot entered:
Code:
grub
find /boot/grub/stage1
should return in the format (hdx,y), substitute the returned values in the following:
Code:
root (hdx,y)
return should show the file system type of the /boot partition
Code:
setup (hdx)
return should show sectors embedded and succeeded
Code:
quit

Code:
ls /boot
determine the exact spelling of the kernel name (and initramfs if you used genkernel or made your own)
Code:
nano /boot/grub/grub.conf
ensure kernel (initramfs) name(s) are spelled correctly.
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