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5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
7<author title="Author"> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail> 8 <mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail>
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48<license/> 48<license/>
49 49
50<version>7</version> 50<version>8</version>
51<date>2011-10-13</date> 51<date>2011-12-26</date>
52 52
53<faqindex> 53<faqindex>
54<title>Questions</title> 54<title>Questions</title>
55<section> 55<section>
56<title>Introduction</title> 56<title>Introduction</title>
226<body> 226<body>
227 227
228<p> 228<p>
229You don't need to redo every step of the installation, but investigating the 229You don't need to redo every step of the installation, but investigating the
230kernel and all associated steps is necessary. Suppose you have installed Gentoo 230kernel and all associated steps is necessary. Suppose you have installed Gentoo
231on <path>/dev/hda1</path> (/boot) and <path>/dev/hda3</path> (/) with 231on <path>/dev/sda1</path> (/boot) and <path>/dev/sda3</path> (/) with
232<path>/dev/hda2</path> being the swap space: 232<path>/dev/sda2</path> being the swap space:
233</p> 233</p>
234 234
235<pre caption = "Reconfiguring the kernel"> 235<pre caption = "Reconfiguring the kernel">
236<comment>Boot from the Install CD and wait until you receive a prompt</comment> 236<comment>Boot from the Install CD and wait until you receive a prompt</comment>
237<comment>We first mount all partitions:</comment> 237<comment>We first mount all partitions:</comment>
238# <i>mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo</i> 238# <i>mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/gentoo</i>
239# <i>mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot</i> 239# <i>mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/gentoo/boot</i>
240# <i>swapon /dev/hda2</i> 240# <i>swapon /dev/sda2</i>
241# <i>mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc</i> 241# <i>mount -t proc none /mnt/gentoo/proc</i>
242<comment>Then we chroot into our Gentoo environment and configure the kernel:</comment> 242<comment>Then we chroot into our Gentoo environment and configure the kernel:</comment>
243# <i>chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash</i> 243# <i>chroot /mnt/gentoo /bin/bash</i>
244# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i> 244# <i>env-update &amp;&amp; source /etc/profile</i>
245# <i>cd /usr/src/linux</i> 245# <i>cd /usr/src/linux</i>
308 select <c>Burn Image</c> from the <c>File</c> menu. Select the image you 308 select <c>Burn Image</c> from the <c>File</c> menu. Select the image you
309 want to burn and click <c>Open</c>. Now hit the <c>Burn</c> button and watch 309 want to burn and click <c>Open</c>. Now hit the <c>Burn</c> button and watch
310 your brand new CD being burnt. 310 your brand new CD being burnt.
311 </li> 311 </li>
312 <li> 312 <li>
313 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/hdc</c> (replace 313 With cdrecord, you simply type <c>cdrecord dev=/dev/sdc</c> (replace
314 <path>/dev/hdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed 314 <path>/dev/sdc</path> with your CD-RW drive's device path) followed
315 by the path to the ISO file :) 315 by the path to the ISO file :)
316 </li> 316 </li>
317 <li> 317 <li>
318 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>. 318 With K3B, select <c>Tools</c> &gt; <c>CD</c> &gt; <c>Burn CD Image</c>.
319 Then you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally 319 Then you can locate your ISO file within the 'Image to Burn' area. Finally
403<p> 403<p>
404This is a known problem. Windows refuses to boot when it isn't installed on the 404This is a known problem. Windows refuses to boot when it isn't installed on the
405first hard drive and shows a black/blank screen. To handle this, you will have 405first hard drive and shows a black/blank screen. To handle this, you will have
406to "fool" Windows into believing that it is installed on the first hard drive 406to "fool" Windows into believing that it is installed on the first hard drive
407with a little tweak in your boot loader configuration. Please note that in the 407with a little tweak in your boot loader configuration. Please note that in the
408below example, Gentoo is installed on <path>hda</path> (first disk) and Windows 408below example, Gentoo is installed on <path>sda</path> (first disk) and Windows
409on <path>hdb</path> (second one). Adjust your config as needed. 409on <path>sdb</path> (second one). Adjust your config as needed.
410</p> 410</p>
411 411
412<pre caption="Example dual boot entry for Windows in grub.conf"> 412<pre caption="Example dual boot entry for Windows in grub.conf">
413title Windows XP 413title Windows XP
414 map (hd1) (hd0) 414 map (hd1) (hd0)
416 rootnoverify (hd1,0) 416 rootnoverify (hd1,0)
417 chainloader +1 417 chainloader +1
418</pre> 418</pre>
419 419
420<pre caption="Example dual boot entry for Windows in lilo.conf"> 420<pre caption="Example dual boot entry for Windows in lilo.conf">
421other=/dev/hdb1 421other=/dev/sdb1
422 label=WindowsXP 422 label=WindowsXP
423 table=/dev/hdb 423 table=/dev/sdb
424 map-drive = 0x80 424 map-drive = 0x80
425 to = 0x81 425 to = 0x81
426 map-drive = 0x81 426 map-drive = 0x81
427 to = 0x80 427 to = 0x80
428</pre> 428</pre>

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