Dern... wish I had downloaded the daily instead of 16.07! I posted on another site about my issue... and unfortunately just installed Mint after my failed attempts... Here is what I wrote:
Hello, I am trying to install Sabayon to my Acer Aspire One Cloudbook with eMMC “hard drive.”
The installation looks a little different than the more typical one I see pictured, but I was able to navigate through it just fine, or so I thought…
When I get to the partitioning/mounting part the following drives show up (in addition to my flash drive):
mmcblk0rpmb – 4mb – (I assume this is the master boot record area or whatever)
mmcblk0 – 60gb, partitioned as follows:
100mb – /boot/efi (and formatted as EFI partition)
10gb – / (root, formatted as ext4)
48gb – /home (formatted as ext4)
2gb – swap
After selected said partitions as such, and triple checking their selection, I return to the “install page” and it still displays the following for storage devices:
“error checking storage configuration”
It also seems that the install button is grayed out, but I clicked it anyway, not expecting it to work, but it appeared to install correctly, and everything was partitioned as stated above when it finished, but on reboot it would not boot, but instead displayed “No Bootable Device.”
I have had other distros installed successfully (Antergos and Mint XFCE) on this eMMC drive with UEFI, but for some reason even after setting “secure boot” on and selecting the files for Sabayon (I tried all three that show up on the boot/efi partition; “grub,” “boot,” and whatever the 3rd one was…), it still says no bootable device…
My theory is as follows… The one thing I typically see in Linux installations that I did not notice for this very unique Sabayon setup, is selection of where the bootloader should go… which I assume would be “mmcblk0″… Did I miss something? Why can’t the installer still look like the one I know and love above!? (Salix and Zenwalk installers have their own charm too).
I have currently reverted back to Mint (I prefer rolling distros, but Sabayon was the only one that met all the criteria I wanted without various small issues that caused me to rule them out… I won’t bore you with the details…), but if anyone has a suggestion I would be happy to try the Sabayon installation again!