Installing Gentoo.

Posted: May 9, 2011. At: 1:14 PM. This was 7 years ago. Post ID: 1393
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Hello there. I have just finished installing the vanilla 2.6.36-rc6 kernel in my Gentoo installation in a chroot, I tried to boot the standard Gentoo kernel and I got an error after the “Starting Mdev” line that said that the kernel could not find the root block device, but the file-system drivers for ext4 were not compiled, but this time I built all the file-system drivers into the kernel instead of compiling them as modules which I always do when I build a vanilla kernel. I am running the 2.6.39-rc6 kernel on my Ubuntu 11.04 system and it seems to make the desktop much more responsive and smoother, especially when using Firefox.

This is a directory listing of the /boot folder in the Gentoo installation on /dev/sdb1. You can see the compiled kernel image and the initrd for the 2.6.39 kernel in the /boot folder. Compiling a kernel with genkernel all is very easy and fast as well only taking a few minutes to build the kernel kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-rc6 and the initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-rc6 image to bootstrap the kernel. I will update with more once I get the Gentoo system up and running.


(chroot) Morgoth linux # ls -hula -R /boot/
/boot/:
total 16M
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K May 9 23:00 .
drwxr-xr-x 20 root root 4.0K May 10 2011 ..
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 1 May 9 21:31 boot -> .
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May 9 21:32 grub
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.4M May 7 18:12 initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.37-gentoo-r4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 3.5M May 9 22:48 initramfs-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-rc6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 0 May 7 17:35 .keep
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.9M May 7 18:01 kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.37-gentoo-r4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.9M May 9 22:34 kernel-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-rc6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.7M May 7 18:01 System.map-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.37-gentoo-r4
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.8M May 9 22:34 System.map-genkernel-x86_64-2.6.39-rc6

/boot/grub:
total 372K
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May 9 21:32 .
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K May 9 23:00 ..
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 197 May 8 17:12 default
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 60 May 8 17:12 device.map
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8.6K May 8 17:12 e2fs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.8K May 8 17:12 fat_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.1K May 8 17:12 ffs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 627 May 9 21:32 grub.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.1K May 8 17:12 iso9660_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8.5K May 8 17:12 jfs_stage1_5
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 May 9 21:32 menu.lst -> grub.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.3K May 8 17:12 minix_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.6K May 8 17:12 reiserfs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 34K May 8 17:12 splash.xpm.gz
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512 May 8 17:12 stage1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 106K May 8 17:12 stage2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 106K May 8 17:12 stage2_eltorito
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 7.3K May 8 17:12 ufs2_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 6.7K May 8 17:12 vstafs_stage1_5
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 9.4K May 8 17:12 xfs_stage1_5
(chroot) Morgoth linux #

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