emerge/portage broken? "ARCH is not set"

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Post by teitoku » Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:06 pm

More like running `magic` makes the system unable to boot because it screws with linuxboot.cfg and replaces it with somebody else's values that don't relate to my installation whatsoever.

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Post by orochi » Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:02 pm

i believe magic forces you to run xbvset before it reboots, so technically you would be setting the values to that get passed to linuxboot.cfg

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Post by ShALLaX » Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:18 pm

Hah, indeed. It doesnt replace it with "somebody elses" settings... you provide the settings yourself.
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Post by teitoku » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:59 am

xbvset, being the video mode settings? What's that got to do with it screwing with the root and init parts of linuxboot.cfg?

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Post by orochi » Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:08 am

although i dont have a gentoox box in front of me, if you read through xbvset it will show you what the code is doing, i dont think it will edit those parameters.

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Post by teitoku » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:53 am

I dunno, the title="Gentoox" section looks fairly destructive. But even if it's not xbvset, it IS something else.

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Post by ShALLaX » Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:02 pm

It learns what you set in the config file and just changes the hoc/voc/driver settings for the video. If you did not have a "Title=Gentoox" to start with, it adds a completely fresh one.
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Post by teitoku » Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:02 am

Alright, so it's another part of the magic script that replaces my linuxboot.cfg with some canned one. It still wouldn't have left my gentoox able to boot.

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