Hello all - I'm a totally new to Sabayon. I have been a Mandrake/Mandriva user for 4 years and have grown tired of the instablity of each new release. So I am trying openSUSE and Sabayon (well, I want to try it!). I am posting on this thread because it appears I am having the identical problem. I am not new to computers but consider myself fairly new to digging into linux. I have no problem running X well on a dual monitor setup, I have three tivos and four computers on my home network, I multi-boot Mandriva 2006, 2007 and openSuse and want to add Sabayon. All this hoping to lead me to a stable, configurable, multi-user, full function computer network system. It looks like a lot of your users are very pleased and loyal to Sabayon, but I am unable to get it going at all.
More Details on the machine in question:
New bittorrent d/l of SabayonLinux-x86_64-3.26.iso - md5 checked and all ok
DFI Lanparty 875pt, P4 640j cpu = i686 SMP E64MT, 3.2ghz o/c'd to 3.84ghz
dual channel geil 1gb (2x512),BFG nvidia 6600 agp oc/gt card, 2x sata hd's, 1 ide hd, 1 toshiba dvdrw, 2x dell 1905fp monitors.
The dvd drive has the latest firmware available and mandriva 2006/2007, opensuse and knoppix all boot and run just fine on this drive.
DVD boots OK, when I select, live boot, gui install or text install - all have the same result:
>> Attempting to mount media:- /dev/sr0
>> Attempting to mount media:- /dev/sda
>> Attempting to mount media:- /dev/sda1
...truncated for space...
>> Attempting to mount media:- /dev/sdc
umount: Couldn't umount /newroot: Invalid argument
!! Could not find CD boot, something else is needed!
>> Determining root device ...
!! The root block device is unspecified or not detected.
I noticed right away that my ide hard drive and ide dvdrw are not listed in the "Attemping" list.
Entering /dev/hdd (my dvdrw) at the boot:: prompt doesn't work either. It does seem that the sata driver or kernel is blocking ide access. Anyone have any work-arounds other than buying an sata dvdrom?