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GentooX Pro 4.2

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 2:05 am
by CraiZE
Alright, I installed Gentoox 4.2pro earlier today on the following Setup:

Xbox Version: 1.6
Modchip: Xenium ICE
Bios: X2 5035
Harddisk: Seagate 300GB
DVD-ROM: Thomson

And for an odd reason it mounts as read-only with an error about "Superblock" from reiserFS. It scrolls by pretty fast so I do not know more then this :(

To go on and show some of the weirdness (Such as fdisk not seeing a partition table!) here you go:

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Pro ~ # df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/loop/0           4.0G  672M  3.3G  17% /
df: `/newroot': No such file or directory
/dev/hda50            4.8G  4.2G  619M  88% /mnt/fatx/e
Pro ~ # mount
/dev/loop/0 on / type reiserfs (rw,notail)
none on /dev type devfs (rw)
none on /proc type proc (rw)
none on /dev/pts type devpts (rw)
/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/part50 on /newroot type fatx (rw)
proc on /proc type proc (rw)
devfs on /dev type devfs (rw)
/dev/hda50 on /mnt/fatx/e type fatx (rw,umask=0000)
usbfs on /proc/bus/usb type usbfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,devmode=0664,devgid=85)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)

Pro ~ # fdisk /dev/hda
Device contains neither a valid DOS partition table, nor Sun, SGI or OSF disklabel
Building a new DOS disklabel. Changes will remain in memory only,
until you decide to write them. After that, of course, the previous
content won't be recoverable.

The number of cylinders for this disk is set to 36481.
There is nothing wrong with that, but this is larger than 1024,
and could in certain setups cause problems with:
1) software that runs at boot time (e.g., old versions of LILO)
2) booting and partitioning software from other OSs
   (e.g., DOS FDISK, OS/2 FDISK)
Warning: invalid flag 0x0000 of partition table 4 will be corrected by w(rite)

Command (m for help): p

Disk /dev/hda: 300.0 GB, 300069052416 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 36481 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System

Command (m for help):

This is a regular install on "e". I've ran sparkle with no change. I really just want to get this box up & running, any help would be appreciated.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 2:37 am
by ShALLaX
Xbox partitions are implicit, as such there is no MSDOS partition table. As for the reiserfs issue, it seems like its mounted readwrite. It is probably just saying that it is mounted read only on boot so it will skip the journal replay.

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 3:13 am
by CraiZE

Seems this behaviour is not weird, but normal :P
I spoke to shallax and he told me how to format "F" to ext2 too, so here goes:

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1) fdisk /dev/hda
2) type: "u" (Switches to sectors)
3) type: "n" (Create new Partition)
4) type: "p" (Primary Partition)
5) type: "1"
6) Enter: "15633072" (For the Starting sector, this will delete/erase your F/G partition!)
7) Hit "Enter" (For the end)
8) type: "w" (to save changes)
9) reboot
10) mke2fs /dev/hda1 (Format to Ext2)
And thats it :) Now you only need to mount it, as example : /Media
you do the following:

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1) mkdir /Media
2) echo /dev/hda1 /Media ext2 defaults 0 0 >> /etc/fstabecho /dev/hda1 /Media ext2 defaults 0 0 >> /etc/fstab

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 7:25 am
by ShALLaX
Thanks for sharing the knowledge :)

Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 1:05 pm
by CraiZE
Haha, well it comes from you :) But i thought it might be usefull to others so I posted it along :)