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    Gentoo Help

    Hey, ive just installed gentoo linux with the 2.6 kernel.
    When i boot i keep getting this error message, and to continue i have to enter the root parition "/dev/hda3". is there anyway around this?

    The error message is:

    !! The root block device is unspecified or not detected
    Please sepcify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell....
    boot() ::

    Also im wanting to write some iptables.
    But i keep getting this error:

    FATAL: Module ip_tables not found
    iptables v1.3.4: cant initilize iptables table 'filter': iptables who? (do you need insmod? )
    Perhaps iptables or your kernen needs to be upgraded.

    Any help would be great.

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    ey, ive just installed gentoo linux with the 2.6 kernel.
    When i boot i keep getting this error message, and to continue i have to enter the root parition "/dev/hda3". is there anyway around this?

    The error message is:

    !! The root block device is unspecified or not detected
    Please sepcify a device to boot, or "shell" for a shell....
    boot() ::
    Not sure, but you might need to make sure your GRUB or Lilo boot loader configuration is properly set up.
    See this link.


    FATAL: Module ip_tables not found
    iptables v1.3.4: cant initilize iptables table 'filter': iptables who? (do you need insmod? )
    Perhaps iptables or your kernen needs to be upgraded.
    When you compiled your kernel did you select iptables support? I think you can compile iptables support into the kernel or you can elect to compile it as a module and have it loaded into the kernel. Did you do either of these?

    Just to be sure, do this command:

    $whereis iptables

    if the output doesn't say something like:

    iptables: /sbin/iptables /lib/iptables /usr/share/man/man8/iptables.8.gz

    then iptables isn't installed on your system.
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    Can you post your grub config? It will be easier to help you.
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