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Old 08-17-04, 10:18 AM Thread Starter   #1
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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.

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Old 08-17-04, 11:24 AM Thread Starter   #2
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Nevermind, I got it working through the grub> method.

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