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i'm lost with this, i installed gentoo 2007.0 off a livecd then tried to boot only to be given this error http://www.cgstock.com/6497 i tried messing around with the boot commands but it didnt help, it always crashes after a huge amount of errors in modprobe.sh, or so it tells me, i checked the md5sum on my iso file before i burned it, i'm not sure how to check a CD once it's burned, but when nero verified the cd it came up as being all good...
i can access my linux dives from windows so i can modify config files or w/e, could someone please tell me what i've done wrong?
i have used linux before, just not gentoo which is why i put this in the newbie section
LiveCD is not intended for your first Gentoo install. LiveCD allows you to skip certain parts of installation (thus saving some time) assuming you are familiar with Gentoo and can finish the installation yourself. In any case the whole Gentoo installer thingy is very controversial and even "old hands" often choose the regular install instead.
Here is how you go: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-x86.xml
Edit: Forgot to add, get fresh stage tarball from funtoo.org.
It does not matter what CD you boot to install Gentoo, I usually use Knoppix for 32-bit install. I don't know what causes your error, looks like some module is broken. Won't happen when you go by handbook and build your own kernel. Just get a recent LiveCD that has support for your wireless. Knoppix, Ubuntu, GRML, SystemResqueCD (works both 32 and 64 bit). Boot into GUI so you can keep the handbook open in a browser, open a terminal window and install.
so, let me get my head around this, boot from a live cd that supports my wireless, then how do i then go about doing the installation? do i run the gentoo livecd in a virtual machine or something? you lost me, i dont understand how you can install gentoo from ubuntu or other distrobutions live cd...
Last edited by Person_1873; 02-29-2008 at 10:39 PM.
Never had this problem myself ... but you can boot your kernel and emerge the driver, sources are already in /usr/portage/distfiles. Just make sure you've fetched all sources you need, like wpa_supplicant or whatever.