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Gentoo Linux Install Problem

Trying to install Gentoo Linux from live CD, once it begins partitioning it damages the GRUB, and causes my system to be unbootable.

What am I doing wrong?

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Hi if you are using the live cd, dont go for install. Boot it to the desktop instead of install it to the hard disk. 

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Checking if "/boot/grub/stage1" exists... yes
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Checking if "/boot/grub/e2fs_stage1_5" exists... yes
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succeeded
Running "install /boot/grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+15 p (hd0,5)/boot/grub/stage2 /boot/grub/menu.lst"... succeeded
Done.

grub> quit <Enter>

Your done; grub is reinstalled


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