Hello. I've just joined this forum and am interested in using Sabayon Linux, after using other distributions such as Ubuntu, openSUSE, Mandriva, Red Hat (in the old days), Fedora, and OpenSolaris which I found weren't interesting enough for me. I'm liking all the eye candy and stuff here, + Gentoo usually equals complex, so I'm up for a challenge learning all this stuff.
I decided to install Sabayon today. I have a 1TB hard drive which had previously been divided into two 500GB partitions, one of which is currently being used by Windows 7. I shrinked the second partition about 15GB or so to make room for Sabayon.
I decided to start installing from the LiveCD, realizing that there was some SquashFS error (which I looked up here), I cleaned the disk off and it worked perfectly (booting straight into the LiveCD's graphical environment). I chose the install option and went right ahead. Now, I realized I had already installed Windows 7, so I was planning on using Windows 7's bootloader to boot Sabayon (instead of rewriting the MBR to go directly to GRUB and boot). Therefore, it would boot to the Windows 7 loader, then go into GRUB, and from there I would be able to boot to Sabayon 5.0.
So I set up Sabayon to be on the third partition of my hard drive (hd0,2); (at least I'm thinking that's where it is, being on the first hard drive and the third partition of said drive). I also set up GRUB so that it would be on /dev/sda3, being one of the two options for installing either to the MBR or to the partition that Sabayon was directly installed on.
The install process went through and I started up my computer back to Windows and opened up EasyBCD.
I attempted configuring EasyBCD to boot assuming that GRUB was installed on the Sabayon partition, but in error, it gave me a message that suggested that there was no operating system on that drive, or options for one. Slightly puzzled, I went back into EasyBCD a second time to configure Neogrub; then realizing I didn't have the menu.lst file, I went back to the LiveCD so that I could get the menu.lst file from the Sabayon partition, going into the/boot/grub/ folder in Dolphin. I then attempted to view the menu.lst file, but when I opened it up, it was a 0Byte file with nothing in it. I assume this means that there are no boot options for Sabayon...
Overall, I'm confused. I installed Sabayon, and I know it installed GRUB... but why didn't it fill in the boot entries? Why is that file (menu.lst) blank?
Could be some kind of screw up during the installation... but I highly doubt it.
If somebody could please post the boot entries for Sabayon 5.0, I think that would be the quickest fix for my problem.
And BTW: I used the x86 KDE image for Sabayon 5.0 to install...
making sick beatz...
(haven't updated the site in a while, so be patient, most of what's there is my older work)