My installation of Gentoo 1.4 stage 1 with a 2.6.0 test 7 kernel
I hav the 9-11-03 iso files of the pentium 4 cd. I also have an NTFS partition set up to use as a go
between for downloading things and transferring things between operating systems, but the 2.6 kernel says
that it is no longer dangerous to write to NTFS partitions. I will give more on that later. I created the
32m boot and 256m swap and formatted both root and boot etx3.
I put on the stage 1 tarball, and the portage from the cd. I started the "emerge sync" command, but I
could not see the progress so I cancelled it. (I need to see progess to determine functionality at my
Well, completing the stage 1 process went pretty smooth, it took about two hours. The only thing that was
required was configuring the bootstrap. I do not really know what all the steeings are, so I only changed
one: CFLAGS. I replaced the default "-mcpu=i486" with "-march=pentium4."
Stage 2 does itself.
stage 3 is N/A when using stage 1 or 2.
modified fstab to match my partition - I am going to try later to put the NTFS partition in here, but for
now i have to mount is manually
moved the source tarball to /usr/src from NTFS and extracted.
Configuring the Kernel -- if you have not seen it yet, the 2.6 is much different than 2.4 in tree
structure. I will list my settings as I change them from default:
/processor types and features/ HPET Support (y) - just for fun
/processor types and features/ Maximum CPUs (2) - keep kernel small
/bus options/pcmcia/pcmcia support (m) may need this someday
/ata-atapi-mfm-rll/include IDE CDROM (n) - for CD Burning
/ " /SCSI Emulation Support (y) - same reason
/Device Drivers/SCSI device support/SCSI Disk (n) - hope not needed
/ " / " /SCSI CDROM (m) - to burn cds
/ " / " /Build with SCSI LUNS (n) not necessary
/ " /IEEE 1394/IEEE 1394 (m) no need for me to include
/ " / " /---All Protocol Drivers--- (m) just in case, I know nil uber 1394
/ " /Networking Support/networking options/ ---all ipv6--- (m) think it is cool
/ " / " / " /network testing/packetgenerator (m)
/ " / " /ehternet 1000/Realtek r8169 (m) needed
/ " /Input Device/resolution >> 1600x1200
/ " /Input Device/Synaptics touchpad (y) sweet
/ " /Character Devices/ATI Radeon (m) (unsure if 9600 is in this test version but will try)
/ " / " /intel 830m . . . (n) not ours
/ " /sound/Sound Card Support (m) not sure if i want these
/file systems/dos-fat systems/NTFS support and Write (y) I want this
/ " /pseudo filesystems/dev FS support (y) for Gentoo
/ " / " /automatically mount (y) for Gentoo
Thats it for that
make dep is unnecessary with 2.6
make clean, modules, modules_install
copy the bzImage
emerge metalog, vcron, lilo, xfree
onfigure lilo and reboot -- modprobe: QM_MODULES: Function not implemented all over
OK! got the problem taken care of. 2.6 needs new moduls-init-tools
the easiest way to get it is to get this is emerge sys-kernel/development-sources
after it gets the utils it will start to download a kernel too, i cancelled that.
just to make sure
Now everything works, I will post more when I have X running.