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Old 03-09-2013, 10:11 PM   #1
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network issue during installation alx module


Any work around for the missing alx module(atheros ar8162) in the Gentoo kernel? I am trying to install but cannot due to the missing ethernet controller interface. Can i compile the module without having to reboot because im running a live cd.

Or is there some work around for this?
 
Old 03-09-2013, 11:38 PM   #2
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Just use any Linux liveCD that has better wireless support. SystemRescueCd is a popular choice. I keep it in one of my USB sticks all the time, it is handy in many cases.
 
Old 03-10-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Sorry i forgot to mention that I'm going to install Gentoo from a live CD. That's the issue. The drivers I need in order to install Gentoo are not present on the live CD. At least with arch it has partial support for my network. I figured there might be a specific kernel I could load in the beginning of the installation that has the alx module and necessary drivers pre installed. Idk

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Old 03-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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Yes, that's why I recommended a better install media.
 
Old 03-11-2013, 02:22 AM   #5
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The point is that you don't need a gentoo livecd to install gentoo. Just pick a livecd that works with your hardware and follow the handbook.
 
  


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