Handbook Talk:AMD64/Blocks/Booting

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No kernel choice

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This discussion is done as of May 15, 2017.
FILE isolinux.cfg
...
label gentoo
  kernel gentoo
  append root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc  dokeymap looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs  cdroot initrd=gentoo.igz vga=791

label gentoo-nofb
  kernel gentoo
  append root=/dev/ram0 init=/linuxrc  dokeymap looptype=squashfs loop=/image.squashfs  cdroot initrd=gentoo.igz
...

just one more kernel parameter was added --Cronolio (talk) 08:00, 26 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't understand. Please clarify. If this page is missing information please be specific. --Maffblaster (talk) 22:04, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Article say "On the installation CD, several kernels are provided. The default one is called gentoo. Other kernels are for specific hardware needs and the -nofb variants disable framebuffer support. The next section gives a short overview of the available kernels and their descriptions: Kernel choices"
In fact this is not several kernels. I am shown isolinux.cfg file from installation CD to see this. So.. will be good if we modify "kernel" -> "boot up entry point" or something. --Cronolio (talk) 03:37, 27 January 2017 (UTC)
Can someone link to the location where this is? The main page (for which this talk is set) doesn't seem to have the isolinux reference. --SwifT (talk) 16:37, 20 April 2017 (UTC)
I think "several kernels" should mean kernel with different version or different arch. isolinux.cfg taken from minimal cd is good to show difference between "gentoo" and "gentoo-nofb". It is one kernel parametr, not different kernel. --Cronolio (talk) 10:04, 14 May 2017 (UTC)
I think what we were running into here was an antiquated reference to older installation media that may have included many kernels. Perhaps before I got involved with Gentoo it is possible the release engineering project used to ship two separate kernels (maybe a 32-bit kernel and a 64-bit kernel). I have updated the reference now. If it needs further editing, please reopen with additional suggestions. Kind regards, --Maffblaster (talk) 21:23, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

installation media

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This discussion is done as of April 20th, 2017.

No possible to set usb-flash as primary bootable device if it detached.

"Once the installation CD is burned, it is time to boot it. Remove all external bootable media from the system (including any CD/DVD disks or USB drives), reboot the system, and enter the motherboard's firmware user interface."

Once the installation media is ready, it is time to boot it. Place (ugly world (attach?)) the installation media to the system, reboot the system, and enter the motherboard's firmware user interface.

"Now place the installation CD in the CD-ROM drive and reboot. A boot prompt should be shown."

A boot promt....

And hereinafter by text - replace "installation CD" with "installation media"

Thank you! --Cronolio (talk) 17:52, 7 February 2017 (UTC)

I've rephrased the first sentence. However, prompt is the correct terminology here. I updated many references from CD to medium/media, except where we talk about the "Minimal Installation CD" as that is the (now perhaps wrong, but still used) name of that image (the name is also in use outside the wiki). --SwifT (talk) 16:48, 20 April 2017 (UTC)