Re: [vox-tech] Re: [email@example.com: [lugod lert] gentoo newbieques
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [firstname.lastname@example.org: [lugod lert] gentoo newbiequestions]
Issac Trotts wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2002 at 08:12:50AM -0700, Henry House wrote:
>>Issac: I am forwarding your message to LUGOD's Vox-tech mailing list. Have
>>you checked for information on Gentoo's website? Is /dev/hda3 in fact already
> There didn't seem to be anything about this on Gentoo's site. The device
> /dev/hda3 was already in use, since it's mounted as / . Trying
> umount / (probably not wise) also tells me "device is busy".
This is something that happens *during* the Gentoo install? If so,
maybe you're misinterpreting an instruction, because I don't recall ever
having to mount any filesystem in two places during a Gentoo install.
You do have to chroot at some point, which could cause some confusion.
I know it's been mentioned before, but Gentoo is not a very
newbie-friendly distribution. That said, if you have a piece of
hardware laying around for which you can risk a lot of downtime,
installing Gentoo can be a great way to learn a bunch of stuff about how
a Linux system works... if you're ready for that kind of experience.
>>----- Forwarded message from Issac Trotts <email@example.com> -----
>>Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:43:20 -0700
>>From: Issac Trotts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>Subject: [lugod lert] gentoo newbie questions
>>I'm hoping to install gentoo on my Sony VAIO pcg-fx120 laptop, currently
>>running Suse 7.2. The online installation instructions say that the
>>easiest way to install is to mount the partition you want to install in
>>as /mnt/gentoo. But I can't do this:
>> > mount /dev/hda3 /mnt/gentoo
>> mount: /dev/hda3 already mounted or /mnt/gentoo busy
>> mount: according to mtab, /dev/hda3 is mounted on /
>>Can you tell me how to do this or where to find more beginner-oriented
>>gentoo install instructions that don't assume I know how to do things like
>>this, or both?
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