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Removing LVM2 Partitions and RAID Devices

August 20, 2013 Andy 0

LVM Partitions If you decide to start your installation from the beginning (or installing another OS), you will first need to remove the LVM2 partitions and the RAID devices. To do that, boot into a Gentoo Live DVD, at the boot menu, navigate to Gentoo x86 amd64 and press tab. At the end of the boot options, add dolvm domdadm. Once within the LiveDVD, run something similar to the below, replacing the names to match yours. Note, you should not attempt his while any of the partitions are mounted! lvremove -v /dev/vgssd/{lvboot,lvroot} && lvremove -v /dev/vghdd/{lvhome,lvusrportage,lvvar,lvvhdd} vgremove -v vghdd vgssd […]

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Gentoo: Amend Global USE Flags

August 20, 2013 Andy 0

Here I need to amend the global USE flag to allow for Native Language Support (nls). nano /etc/portage/make.conf Now just add nls to the end of the USE flag variable. For example, USE=”…. nls”. Then update all the system software, pulling in support for nls where necessary. emerge –update –deep –newuse –ask world emerge -p –depclean If that seems okay, run without the “pretend” option on. emerge –depclean reboot Job done!