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Hey guys... was following this guide:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml

Got through everything (over an hour )
Up until page 9... finished that, went on to grub (section 10) and realized I hadn't printed it.

DOH!

I had to end there... restart...

So, now when I try to boot from that drive (second HDD for linux)
It says failed to load operating system...

Now what? Can I save this?
Help! I am going
    
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You most certainly can save it, thats the best part of a manual Gentoo install.

Head back to the chapter where you chroot into your new install (6, maybe?) and go ahead and do that again. (You don't need to do the whole section, just mounting the /dev/ and /proc filesystems, and the entering the new environment sections). Now that you've got control of your install from the CD, you've got free reign to do whatever you wish, which includes installing Grub. (emerge grub)

The Grub setup section of the guide is very straightforward, so you shouldn't have any issues there, but lemme know if you do.
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Thanks chipp, that all went well.

Then after grub install I reboot and get:


Only thing that went wrong during who install process was I installed a different tarball as it suggested to get the newest, and at one point during install I got something like "Two cofig files need updating"

Any help is much appreciated, I really want to get into Gentoo!
    
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Its funny that you get that error, I bet you did (or didn't) do the same thing I did a few nights ago.

so, you'll need to bust out the liveCD and chroot back into your install again. This time, you'll need to edit /etc/fstab.

nano -w /etc/fstab

Once you're looking at the file, check your disk names. If they look like /dev/ROOT, /dev/BOOT, etc, you need to change that to whatever the proper disk name is. In my case, it's /dev/hda2, /dev/hda3, /dev/hda4, but use whatever partitions you set up at the beginning of the install.
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Thanks Chipp.
Yep I got all that from the guys @ Gentoo forums.

Here is what I was told by Tuxey:
Quote:
1.)Have you set the "use" flags in /etc/make.conf?
A few good ones for sure you need are "X dri opengl kde"

2.)emerge ufed as this will help you with your use flags...

3.) emerge baselayout(this will make sure you are up to date).

4)Xorg setup

5)kde setup

6)beryl setup
So I am not positive on the flags thing, I think I remember something about that in the guide so I will check that.

Now I have a diff problem... I had used just the single drive to install Gentoo.
Then I put my XP drive back in, its drive 1 and Gentoo drive 2.
I have them on cable select, so I switched them in the boot settings so Gentoo is first.
Yet - I still get a failed boot from it. If I put it in there by itself, it's fine.
Should I put gentoo in as the first on the cable, then the xp drive, and have them set that way in BIOS?
    
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Putting in the other drive probably changes the drive id that gentoo is on, and grub is getting confused. Like: root (hd0,1) changed to: root (hd1,1). At least that sounds like whats happening.

Changing the order of the drives on the cable, I think would change that. Worth a try ay least.
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It worked... now I can't find the grub file to edit it...
not in /boot/ or /etc/... odd.
I'll just F8 that badboy till I can find where grub is, even though its working fine I can't find it! O_O
    
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