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Gentoo install keeps failing

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i cant seem to install gentoo...i boot off the livecd and everything is fine, i run through the install and somewhere near the end it just says "installation failed" and i really have no idea why it keeps doing this. (i think it may have something to do with the step involving mounting partitions) i cant check to see what went wrong, for some reason i cant open the logs.. wth?
    
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This log file, correct? Have you tried accessing it as root? What does it say when you try to open it?

Quote:
/var/log/installer.log.failed
If it was during the extra packages you will still be able to boot into it.
post #3 of 7
I can't even pass the splash screen for Gentoo...
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ive gotten it to install no problem several times, but due to my wireless not working right away i cant do anything with it...even when i try and install ndiswrapper i get the whole no precompliled kernel thing. damn wireless ruins everything.
    
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I have two different cards that have been automatically detected in different distros.

You guys should try Sabayon, it's based off of Gentoo. Just about all guides and packages will work with it.
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Which install method are you using?

If GUI, try console. (Or vice vera if console). They are not simply different versions of each other but rather completley different programs. Often one will work when the other does not.

Also give thought to a complete manual install if you really want to get Gentoo up and running. It's not bad at all if you're familier with your hardware. (And pretty simple, I'd say, when you have the Gentoo Handbook on a second comp for reference)
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yeah i actually printed off the handbook, but the only problem is i can ONLY do a networkless install due to my wireless. which is why ive been trying to get 2 routers hooked up so sort of hook my rj45 cables together so i could reach my router.
    
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