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  1. aaditya

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    Yeah, I used funtoo stable. And I think the error was saying something about ~amd64, so you might have nailed it :) I will have a look at the portage man page and the package.use and package.accept_keywords when I can, currently its bit of a hectic time for me. Thx for the help.
  2. aaditya

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    The error I was getting with the vanilla-sourcess was that it was asking for some extra parameters / arguments, I tried passing it the kernel version but that did not work. Thx for the suggestion about running a Funtoo container, but I dont think I have that kind of expertise to run it via qemu and stuff :)
  3. aaditya

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    Nope I had not tried that.. Afterwards I had tried the vanilla-sources, but could not download that, then the gentoo-sources; I was able to download the gentoo-sources and ready a config file, but did not compile it yet. So I had decided to delete the debian-sources, and now I cannot check whether it works or not.. Thx anyway :)
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    Seems more research is required in order to figure out how portage works, and how to configure and install the vanilla-sources. Since I do not have much time currently, I will let it be and come back to it when I can.
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    Thx for the help :) However, setting rootfstype=ext4 did not make a difference. I was thinking of an older kernel as I was trying to reduce the compilation time + size, plus I did not need any new drivers and stuff for the VM install. However, having failed at that, I will try a vanilla or gentoo kernel in the lower end of the 3.x series that is still being maintained.
  6. aaditya

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    Here are the other outputs. With the kernel compilation, no initrd was generated, as it said that all the modules were built-in, so I think I may have erred there.
  7. aaditya

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    Hi spectromas, how are you :) Thx for the help Sandro :) I think the parameters are right, because when I am at the Grub menu, I press e to edit, and it seems to show the correct parameter for the root partition. I have attached the screenshots for it. I will chroot and post the outputs that you mention. I think the problem is that I may not have compiled or configured the kernel correctly.
  8. aaditya

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    This time I tried Funtoo_Linux_Genkernel, and was able to build and install the debian-sources-lts kernel as described in the genkernel guide, and built and installed boot-update, but I cannot boot the newly installed system, as it gives errors about not able to find the root device.. So it looks like I will have to put off this install till I can find more time to figure it out.
  9. aaditya

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    Thanks for the tips :) I will give it another try with increased disk space.
  10. aaditya

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    Hi Sandro :) What attracted me to Funtoo on reading about it was the comparatively easier install process as compared to Gentoo, the feel and tone of the documentation about the distribution and its users, and the usage of OpenRC system :) Having 4 different Operating Systems on a single PC would be a bit overkill in my opinion. Hence I am thinking virtual for now.
  11. aaditya

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    I decided to go for it in a VM with the following configuration: VM: Virtualbox Processors: 2 RAM: 1.5 Gb Swap: 1 Gb Hard Disk: 5 Gb (maybe I should have selected more..) Arch: x86-64 bit Build: Stable I could follow the steps in the Installation guide till the Configuring_and_installing_the_Linux_kernel part, where I hit some snags. 1. The guide mentions that I should have 14 Gb of free space in /var/tmp for the debian-sources kernel which I did not have, so I skipped it. 2. I then tried the ubuntu-server kernel, which failed because it could not satisfy the dependency for gcc-4.5 3. Next i tried the sysrescue-std-sources kernel, which failed beacuse it could not download the source. 4. Finally I tried the debian-sources-lts kernel, which downloaded the source, and started compiling. It could compile bzImage but failed on compiling the modules due to lack of space. Will give it another try tomorrow maybe (this time I am thinking of increasing the root size to 7 Gb)..
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    Hi guys, I heard about Funtoo on the Manjaro forums, and decided to take a look. Seems like an interesting project to me :) However I already have two distros installed on my (only) PC (laptop) that I am satisfied with, and Funtoo being source based, I am wondering where I can fit it.. I think I will try the VM option with dual cores rather than a single core and 1.5 Gb of RAM rather than the 1 Gb I usually set ;) Edit- Wondering if I should go in for the current build or the stable, as current seems to be recommended, but I prefer stable if its not too old, and as I want to keep updates to a minimum.
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