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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu: [lugod lert] gentoo newbieques
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: [ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu: [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
>>in use?
> 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.

Good luck,

>>----- Forwarded message from Issac Trotts <ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu> -----
>>Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 15:43:20 -0700
>>From: Issac Trotts <ijtrotts@ucdavis.edu>
>>To: lert@lugod.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?
>>Issac Trotts               
>>----- End forwarded message -----
>>Henry House
>>The attached file is a digital signature. See <http://romana.hajhouse.org/pgp>
>>for information.  My OpenPGP key: <http://romana.hajhouse.org/hajhouse.asc>.

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