focus people! We were talking about me here
I got the boot partition working. I don't understand why the hell Grub uses the (hd0,0) notation for your drives, when the rest of the system uses the /dev/hda or /dev/sda without any problems.
"'Cause that's just the way we do it!"
I have no idea, but I find it annoying as well.
How do you batch a bunch of emerges together? Is that with
emerge package && emerge package
Well, as you know,
will emerge the package, and any dependencies. In a way, this is a bunch of emerges. However, if you are asking how to emerge disparate packages in sequence, you are asking about shell scripting.
Say, for example, you want to go home for the weekend and emerge both KDE and Gnome on your system while you are away:
emerge KDE; emerge Gnome
should do the trick.
A semi-colon tells the shell interpreter that the first command stops there, and it will execute the next statement when control returns to the shell. In other words, the line
emerge A; emerge B; emerge C
will emerge A, then B, and then C.
Of course, you'd better hope that each emerge works properly!
As Gadget pointed out, using &&
will execute the second command if the first one terminated properly. This is a good way to compile multiple packages in sequence if you want the process to stop if any of the compiles fails.
Finally, as DJ pointed out,
emerge A B C D E
will emerge each package in sequence. This is the same as:
emerge A; emerge B; emerge C; emerge D; emerge E
However, it is important to know both ... shell scripting is your friend!
I think the documentation breaks down once you boot into Gentoo though. Unless I missed a link someplace, there's nothing about emerging Xorg, Gnome, KDE or any of that stuff... I managed to figure it out, and get my xorg config setup, but it was kind of a letdown after the great docs for the install.
While the docs are great, the website is less than intuitive and it is sometimes difficult to find the information that you need. Having said that, the info you are looking for does
exist ... right here
I'm still kind of looking for my SATA RAID array, but I'm sure it will turn up soon enough...
There are some threads in the Gentoo forums that might help
, and this thread
in particular might be helpful.