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#1 Zebedee Rocks

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Posted 16 October 2010 - 09:58 PM

Hi all,

I was wondering if there were any options for installing Gentoox or Xdsl fully native (comparable to Xebian). Meaning the distribution (either one is fine, although Xdsl would be preferable) would be installed to the entire Hard Drive.

Thanks in advance.

#2 luther349

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 06:00 AM

on a softmod its not possible but if you have a modchip you need to flash it with cromwell bios.

#3 Zebedee Rocks

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Posted 18 October 2010 - 02:59 AM

Thanks for the response,

as of now, I have my motherboard TSOP'd and flashed with cromwell. What I'm really looking for is any specific commands in Gentoox or Xdsl to use the complete hard disk as a linux machine.

#4 Movax

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:58 PM

This is fairly straight forward and does work (I've done it). Gentoox is well supported and recommended.

http://forums.shalla....php?f=5&t=3092


#5 Zebedee Rocks

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Posted 18 January 2011 - 04:56 AM

Thanks Movax for the link, sorry to dig an old post out but I'm having some real problems with this installation.

First, I'm using a terabyte hd and partitioning the swap and ext3 at the end of the drive instead of using the entire hard drive for gentoox. I'm able to partition correctly and make all of the directories but I'm unable to mount the rootfs; the kernel complains about it not being a directory. Would this have something to do with the partitioning scheme?

Thanks.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 05:28 AM

I'm not sure. You aren't using cromwell anymore? How are you booting Linux?

#7 Zebedee Rocks

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 11:41 PM

I have my TSOP dual booting x2 5035 and cromwell. I actually managed to get the rootfs mounted and everything, but cromwell doesn't seem to pick up the hda2 partition so I am unable to boot from it.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 09:52 PM

I see. That is an interesting problem. I don't know the details of cromwell well enough to know if it is capable to work in that setup. You could always leave the bios as a modded bios and boot xcromwell with a minimal loopback and everything else native on hda2 or some combination.



#9 Zebedee Rocks

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 05:44 AM

Well I managed to install everything without error and it shows up as a menu item in cromwell. But, it won't boot. Heres the output:

no initrd from config file Bootconfig: Kernel /boot/vmlinuz
Bootconfig: Kerel commandline:
init=/linuxrc root=/dev/hda2 kbd-reset video=xbox:640x480,nohwcursor,hoc=13,voc=13 don'tdeleteme
Kernel:


I'm assuming that its missing the kernel to boot from. I suppose I should probably start with a fresh install of everything just to be sure, but suggestions would be helpful.

Thanks

Edited by Zebedee Rocks, 01 February 2011 - 05:45 AM.


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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:58 AM

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Edited by leftyfb, 10 February 2011 - 07:19 AM.





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