Gentoo Linux Installation Guide with Screenshots – Part 2

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12 Responses

  1. Samuel Prouse says:

    For me, “chroot”ing /bin/bash doesn’t work.
    “chroot: failed to run command ‘/bin/bash’: Exec format error”
    There’s nothing so far on the forums to fix this.

    • Samuel Prouse says:

      Correction, I’ve fixed it. Instead of “chrooting straight away, cd back to the /root directory, then run the Source and Export commands.

  2. Manea Florin says:

    Matthew Salve,

    Congratulations for tutorial.

    It went well until grub2 install, where grub2 says not found. Just go with simple grub, no crashes, but the reboot will not boot.

    I need help because I strive for two weeks with the installation.
    Thank you!

  3. elie says:

    This step didn’t work for me:

    mirrorselect -i -r -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/portage/make.conf

    From what I read, this command output is meant for a repos.conf file under /etc/portage/repos.conf/.

    What did work was the same command but without the “-r” (this also added HTTP and FTP mirror options, not just rsync):

    mirrorselect -i -r -o >> /mnt/gentoo/etc/portage/make.conf

    If you look at the make.conf file after running mirrorselect with “-r”, you can see that it doesn’t add a valid bash variable, which is what causes the “emerge-webrsync” to fail.


  4. MrAli says:

    I am looking forward to read part 3.

  5. Atanas says:

    The best gentoo install tutorial 10x

  6. indra says:

    i get kernel panic, on boot. i try to remove kernel and initfram /boot and recompile with “genkernel all” but still kernel panic with latest version of virtualbox v.5 and liveDvd gentoo 11.2. do you have solution for kernel panic problem.?

    • Matei Cezar says:

      Try to recompile a different kernel version an pay attention to compile with the appropriate modules! Still, maybe there’s a bug with virtualbox, but that i can’t know for sure!

  7. Vinicios Wentz says:

    Pls post the part 3 of the tutorial

  8. Jeremy says:

    For your own sake, never edit /etc/sudoers directly. If you make a syntax error, and you don’t know root’s password, you may get locked out from using sudo.
    I’m referencing this:

  9. walsk says:

    darryl, maybe you have used wifi connection? :)
    Seems like author assumed you’re using wired connectivity.

  10. darryl says:

    Thanks so much for this webpage, it saved me a lot of time by not having to read through the handbook or watch videos.

    Everything went flawless, except ’emerge –sync’ failed to connect.

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