I would like to install Sabayon 10 KDE beside my LinuxMint 14 system and to do this, I happen to need some help.
So, my issue described briefly :
I've got a ssd drive having three (physical) ext4 partitions and a swap (on sda1). The Mint is installed to sda2 with /home partition on sda3 and the sda drive (without any partition number) has been chosen as boot.
It works fine, anyway.
Now, I would like to try a gentoo based linux too (Sabayon, perhaps) by installing it to the free ext4 partition. In every attempts (and I had a lot, lol) the installation finished without any problems but in the last step (configuring system) the Sabayon installer threw an "unhandle exception" with an extreme-long error message list and stopped without making grub.
-- Put the grub2 onto sda4 /root and sda drive as well.
There results were the same as described above.
-- Install Sabayon without grub and set the Sabayon to the Mint's grub.
Result: grub editor found the Sabayon but that couldn't be started from grub menu. (error message: there's no existing UUID=xxx partition). I've checked fstab and it seems good.
-- Use boot-repair of the Sabayon's LiveCD, but it couldn't solve my issue either.
Any other idea? Thank you in anticipation.
pS.:And yes, there remains something to know: I'm not a big Linux/UNIX guru so I know basic command-lines syntax only. So I can't do complicated manouvers in the terminal unless it's written step by step for me. (sorry)
Last edited by Ritana
on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:34, edited 2 times in total.
I am a NOT SEXY Linux-fan girl. My parameters are:
3.16Ghz Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo E8500; 6Gb Kingston DDR2 1066 Mhz,
SAMSUNG 830 SSD, Samsung HD1109 2 Tb, NVIDIA 610gt
Linux 3.8.0-sabayon, KDE 4.10.