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    Senior Member kaltag's Avatar
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    grub problems

    Good morning, I'm tring to setup gentoo with grub for a boot loader. I haven't dealt with grub before and I must say I'm rather flustered by it. I have followed the gentoo install guide to the letter aside from changing partition numbers as mine are different. I get the following error when I try to install.

    Could not find device for /boot/boot: Not found or not a valid boot device.

    The command I run to install grub is as follows

    grub-install --root-directory=/boot /dev/hda

    I have also tried

    grub-install /dev/hda

    which returns the same error. My grub.conf file looks like this

    default 0
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd1,1)/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title=gentoo
    root (hd1,1)
    kernel /bzImage root=/dev/hdb2 vga=788
    title=Windows XP
    rootnoverify (hd0,0)
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

    Does anyone see anything wrong here? Here is my partition layout as well

    /dev/hda1=windows
    /dev/hdb1=swap
    /dev/hdb2=/
    /dev/hdb3=empty

    Edit:On a side note is it possible to force portage to emerge lilo instead? Everytime I try to emerge it it tells me it's masked.
    Last edited by kaltag; 08-17-04 at 11:49 AM.
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    Senior Member kaltag's Avatar
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    Nevermind, I got it working through the grub> method.
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