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Gentoo Won'd Boot

Solaris17

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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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#4
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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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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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.
well you can either fix grub to match the partition or fix the partition to match grub.