Gentoo Install - part 2 - Stage3

Tags: Gentoo, Linux

This time, I installed stage3. I rm -rf the old incomplete stage1 install and started the stage3.

Stage3 is a lot easier than stage1, since everything is already done. I just unpacked the stage3 tarball, then unpacked portage snapshot, then edited some config files at /etc, and it was almost done.

I’ve then emerged some things (one of the first things was vim), and also configured the Linux 2.6 kernel. It was the first kernel 2.6 to my system, and I noticed it does not have “USB Scanner” option, while kernel 2.4 had.

I emerged xorg-x11. It was very strange. It said “Previous xorg-x11 installation detected.”, but, unless stage3 comes with X11, I did not have any X installed on gentoo. Then, at final part of xorg-x11 install, lots of strange messages were printed:

 * Previous xorg-x11 installation detected.
 * Enabling PAM features in xorg-x11.
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6/bin to /usr/bin...
 *   /usr/X11R6/bin doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6/bin -> ../bin
ln: creating symbolic link `//usr/X11R6/bin' to `../bin': No such file or directory
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6/include to /usr/include...
 *   /usr/X11R6/include doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6/include -> ../include
ln: creating symbolic link `//usr/X11R6/include' to `../include': No such file or directory
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6/lib to /usr/lib...
 *   /usr/X11R6/lib doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6/lib -> ../lib
ln: creating symbolic link `//usr/X11R6/lib' to `../lib': No such file or directory
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6/man to /usr/share/man...
 *   /usr/X11R6/man doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6/man -> ../man
ln: creating symbolic link `//usr/X11R6/man' to `../man': No such file or directory
 * Preparing any installed configuration files for font move...
find: //usr/share/fonts/encodings: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/local: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/misc: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/util: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/TTF: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/Type1: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/75dpi: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/100dpi: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/cyrillic: No such file or directory
find: //usr/share/fonts/ukr: No such file or directory
 * //usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts does not exist.
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts to /usr/share/fonts...
 *   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts -> ../../share/fonts
ln: creating symbolic link `//usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts' to `../../share/fonts': No such file or directory
 * Preparing for /usr/X11R6 -> /usr migration...
 * Remaining symlinks in /usr/X11R6:
find: //usr/X11R6/: No such file or directory
 * Migrating from /usr/X11R6 to /usr...
 *   /usr/X11R6 doesn't exist, not migrating
 *     Symlinking //usr/X11R6 -> ../usr
 * >>> SetUID: [chmod go-r] /gentoo/tmp_portage/portage-pkg/xorg-x11-6.8.2-r4/bin/usr/bin/Xorg  ...     [ ok ]

I have absolutely no idea about what they are, and I don’t know if it was installed correctly. I hope yes.

In additon, portage told me to run etc-update. And I did it:

# etc-update
Scanning Configuration files...
Exiting: Nothing left to do; exiting. :)

I hope everything is ok with my gentoo install. The impression I have is that gentoo has a lot of flaws, and things works by miracle. I think if there were no flaws, then stage1 would work, and xorg-x11 should not give too many (error) messages.

No, I’m not expecting a perfect system, because there is no such thing, but I was expecting something better.

Now I need to configure and install grub, then hope Gentoo can boot.

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