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Ooops: emerge system

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:04 pm
by TheClassic
I am a linux noob. Gentoox won't boot for me now. At first it stopped and said something about a boot device and that management had to be done (enter password for root (obviously impossible) or ctrl-d for normal boot. Then I put the gentoox/stardust cd in and it stalls at "Activating (possible) swap. What was my mistake: running "emerge system" or "etc-update" afterwards? Any advice?

I think I'll get some practice with linux by installing a distro on my pc.

Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2004 8:30 pm
by shedt
i dunno what you did, but i would just start over from scratch.

Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:40 am
by gasranas
most likely the etc-update. EXACTLY the same thing happened to me when I first insalled gentoox. Make sure you DO NOT update anything listed at: ... ral+FAQ#44