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Forest Fire

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  1. To Grub Or Not And It's A Lonely World (Apparently)

    Grub is capable of auto detecting OSes, so it may not be an issue from the Funtoo side. I need to get the rest of Funtoo installed before I go any further, though.
  2. To Grub Or Not And It's A Lonely World (Apparently)

    Well, updating grub on sda did not work. It could not find Funtoo. I didn't have the patience to dig into PCBSD's grub configuration, so I proceeded to install grub on Funtoo's drive, which resulted in changing the bios settings on my desktop. :angry: The machine now boots into Funtoo, but there is no entry for PCBSD. Apparently, there is a lot I don't know about UEFI bioses and booting. I found the setting in the bios that controls which drive is used for booting. The Funtoo installation had changed it. I changed it back to sda and PCBSD booted OK, but still no joy on booting Funtoo from the sda grub menu. During my searching, I discovered that UEFI bioses usually allow boot drive selection via the F11 or F12 function key. Mine does not. That may be due to the fact that is an industrial system versus a desktop oriented box. To change the boot drive, I have to go into the bios and change a setting. So, I have two options. I can see about having Funtoo control the grub boot menu for all OSes, or beat my head against the wall trying to figure out why PCBSD's boot menu isn't working properly. I will probably do the former. Fortunately, that PCBSD installation isn't all that critical at the moment. I will leave this unsolved for now.
  3. static IP configuration

    I just had exactly the same thing happen. Close scrutiny of my /etc/conf.d/netif.eth0 configuration file revealed I had fat fingered the IP. I had two numbers transposed. So much for my carefully reviewing what I had typed before saving the file. :angry: Anyway, it works now. :)
  4. Like too many forums, this one has a minimum length for search terms. Here it seems to be four letters. While I understand the reasoning behind the restriction, it is like killing flies with dynamite. You may get the undesired fly, but you cause a whole lot of other problems in the process. For instance, there are a lot of short tech terms that do not appear in general literature, and can't be found using the forum search feature, even though it is the only reasonable way to find information on the subject. For example, we cannot search on Qt, not even Qt5. Why not? It is a perfectly reasonable search term and is needlessly banned because it is only two or three letters. There needs to be more discrimination in the banning process. Can something be done to change this? Consider these too, all terms that should be searchable. var log xml tmp xfs zfs ufs src etc dev usr ssh I'm sure there are others.
  5. To Grub Or Not And It's A Lonely World (Apparently)

    OK, thanks. I will continue the installation once I get a chance. If all goes well, I will mark this solved.
  6. Hi, new user here. I am installing Funtoo on an otherwise empty 1 TB drive, sdb. The other drive, sda, boots PC-BSD via grub. Both drives have GPT partition tables and the system boots with UEFI. Sda is a 250 GB SSD and is full. The Funtoo installation will take up about 200 GB on sdb, a conventional drive. Despite a whole lot of Googling, I cannot determine the best practice in this instance. Do I install grub in the second (sdb) drive as part of the Funtoo install, or do I skip that step when I get to it and simply update grub on sda only. Second question. I got this after doing emerge --depclean following the first emerge operation in the installation process. !!! You have no world file. I went no further. Do I have a problem here? Thank you.
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