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    do you remember what you did to grub? IDK im mad rusty with gentoo...but you could try booting from a laive CD and looking at were the gentoo FS is mounted....that should be teh path you need to edit into grub for the mount point.
     
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    Oh, Grub is working. I have Ubuntu installed on this machine right now and Grub + Ubuntu are both fully functional. I'm trying to add a Gentoo entry to Grub, so I can dual boot. Everything is already installed & ready to go. I just can't boot. :(

    The Gentoo partition is partition 'dev/sda7'. Here's the entry that Gentoo automatically created upon installation, but does not work. I get a 'No such partition' error.
    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd0,7)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title=Gentoo Linux
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda8 
    initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5
    I don't even understand half of the options. Don't I need more info than just the partition?
     
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    Try changing this

    Code:
    default 0
    timeout 30
    splashimage=(hd0,7)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    title=Gentoo Linux
    root (hd0,7)
    kernel /boot/kernel-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5 root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc ramdisk=8192 real_root=/dev/sda[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"][B]7[/B][/SIZE][/COLOR] 
    initrd /boot/initramfs-genkernel-x86-2.6.24-gentoo-r5
     
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    so did it work or not?
     
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    Whoops, forgot about this.

    I tried it and it didn't work.
     
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    does gentoo have a rescue cd or something that you could stick in there and fix the partition problem?
     
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    Not that I know of. I've never used Gentoo before.


    I was hoping someone that knows alot about Grub could just give me some code to boot the partition. I think the issue is more Grub related than Gentoo related.
     
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    well you can either fix grub to match the partition or fix the partition to match grub.
     
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    Ok. But I don't know what isn't matching.
     

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