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Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Snowman » Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:40 am

Basically, I am sure i have read the manual and the back of the magazine word for word. The problem happems when i use the emerge newsystem command,

it works for a while then it gives an error message.....

g++ command not found,

After this it stops compiling everything,

Any idears what i might have done wrong or any solutions?
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Wed Jun 08, 2005 11:50 am

emerge newsystem? Do you mean emerge --newuse system?

It sounds like you have changed your USE flags to require something not on the disc. What is the output of

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emerge --newuse --pretend --verbose system

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emerge --info
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:55 pm

anyone else have a problem with bootstrapping looking for a linux-2.6.11-m68k-headers-patch package which isn't in the snapshot
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Sat Jun 11, 2005 4:03 am

yes, I got the same problem. Do we have to download this package?
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:35 am

You shouldn't need to, what are you installling on?

You can download the file from the distfiles directory of any Gentoo mirror - http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/mirrors.xml - and copy it to /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Sun Jun 12, 2005 3:41 am

I'am Guest no. 2 in this thread - name is Ragnar..
I gave up sthe stage-1 installation - got two new cds with stage-3 tar.balls.
Can now boot Gentoo - but still portage insist on downloading some files - even want to downgrade some when I try install gnome or fluxbox. Doesnt matter if using only emerge or USE=bindist.
Is there an easy way setting up a modem connection so I can download these files. Thanks.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:13 am

I managed to copy linux-2.6.11-m68k-headers-patch to distfiles - then everything installed smooth from the dvd.
I have a Gnome desktop and also have internet access.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Tue Jun 14, 2005 8:14 am

Can you guys let us know what you are installing on, as this file wasn't needed on any of the four test installation setups here.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:41 pm

I am guest number 3 here. Name is Complete NEWB. :roll:

This is my first time installing Linux so please give me a bit of patience. :?

I am having trouble installing from the DVD. I have got to the "tar xjpf /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage1-x86-20050303.tar.bz2" bit but I get "Cannot open: no such file or directory"
Error is not recoverable: Exiting now
Child returned status 2
Error exit delayed from previous errors.

I have tried to change the command to contain "dvdrom" as my DVD drive is on IDE2 slave but this is still no good. What am I missing?

I am installing 2800 Athlon.

I hope I provided enough info.
Thanks for any help.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:39 pm

The file is called /mnt/cdrom/stages/stage1-x86-2005.0.tar.bz2
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:10 pm

In the mag it says "20050303". Anyways, thanks!

Im now stuck on the make.conf thing.
Can I leave the settings as is or do I need to be entering things? I dont know what im doing but I want to give this a go!

Sorry for the newb questions. :D
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Tue Jun 14, 2005 11:19 pm

I was probably installing it on my iBook when I wrote that, the ppc file is named that way. sorry for the confusion.

As for make.conf. Read the comments in the file, and in make.conf.example if it exists. You need to change the CHOST to suit your system, this one is important to get right first time because modifying it on a running system can cause problems. As far as the rest of the file is concerned, the default settings are reasonable.
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RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:19 am

Hello Nelz,
I am installing on an asus a8vx mb/384mem with amd2200, one sata and one ide hdd, dvd-r/w, cdrom.
Hds are partioned with Gparted from Fedora 3. Used ext3 for Gentoo.
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Re: RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby Guest » Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:16 pm

nelz wrote: You need to change the CHOST to suit your system, this one is important to get right first time because modifying it on a running system can cause problems. As far as the rest of the file is concerned, the default settings are reasonable.


So do I need to copy those from the make.conf.example or are the defaults stored elsewhere as I was reading this is a "variables" file which is up to the user to change? Can I just leave it blank after the
CFLAGS
CHOST and
CXXFLAGS lines?

Thanks so much for your help on this! :D
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RE: Re: RE: Installing Gentoo From The Cover Dvd

Postby nelz » Wed Jun 15, 2005 5:06 pm

As long as you have those three lines, everything else should be OK. You are right in thinking the defaults are stored elsewhere, the location is linked from /etc/make.profile, so anything you don't set in here takes the default setting.

With the exception of CHOST, you can change any of these settings at a later date. You can change CHOST too, but it can cause problems, so best to get it right to start with.
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