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Testing Gentoo 2008.0_beta1

I have spent the last couple of days trying to get Gentoo 2008.0_beta1 installed. Each install attempt was followed by a kernel panic.

First I thought it was with GRUB but later I realized I was having SATA problems. Seems the problem is related to the new 2.6.24-gentoo-r4 kernel. I could not find the modules I needed in menuconfig to get SATA to work properly.

One Gentoo user posted his .config so I decided to copy it, edit it, and compile it on my desktop.

After about 30 minutes, I finally got Gentoo 2008.0_beta1 to boot up.  I had problems getting dhcp to work since I forgot to compile the right network modules into the kernel.

Right now I am compiling xorg-x11 on my desktop.  Should be working within the hour.

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