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Old 12-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #1
wongmoxy
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Newbie again


Men I hate having to ask so many questions. Now that Im ready to download and install portage so I go ahead and use links2 but when I do it tells me that the host cant be found. Now whats up with that?
 
Old 12-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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Which host are you trying? What is the exact command you are typing in?
 
Old 12-23-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
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Well

I would type it but this website wont let me type it unless I have made ten posts actually hold on the site I typed was http www. gentoo .org /main/en/mirrors/xml without all those spaces.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 08:54 PM   #4
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links2 and then the url I typed^^ was the command

Last edited by wongmoxy; 12-23-2005 at 08:56 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:13 PM   #5
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Did you add your DNS servers to /etc/resolv.conf, the format being one name server per line, like so:

nameserver <IP address of your DNS server>
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:14 PM   #6
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Do you have your network all set up yet? It should all be detailed in the Gentoo handbook
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:20 PM   #7
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I think getting my network set up is the problem, I followed everything in the handbook but like when I test it (for example ping yahoo.com) it also says that that the host cant be found.
So I guess the question really is how do I make sure my network is set up before I can download anything
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:25 PM   #8
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Read up to btmiller's post, as that sounds like the problem. If you're running through a router, can you ping its IP? Or the IPs of other computers in the network? If you can do those, try pinging the IPs of Google or Yahoo!, 72.14.207.99 and 66.94.230.50 , respectively. If you can get those, but their domain names don't work, then you need DNS to be set up properly.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:31 PM   #9
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Okay I read btmillers post only thing is that I dont know what the hell he is talking about, like when I say Im a newbie i mean it. For example what is DNS server. All i did was what the handbook said I ran net-setup put my SSID and the WEP key thats about it. Then when I tried testing by pinging a site it said couldnt find a host.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:42 PM   #10
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DNS stands for Domain Name Server. It's a server that takes the human-readable names, like Google.com and Yahoo.com, and maps them to their IP addresses. If you don't have /etc/resolv.conf set up to use any DNS servers, you can only access websites by IP address, which is inconvenient, to say the least. Could you do the tests that I mentioned in my previous post, and let me know the results? From that, we can determine if this is a DNS problem.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 09:54 PM   #11
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okay ill try it instead of just typing goggle.com I should type like xxx.xxx.xx.xx but like how do I know what the sites IP address is. Also out of topic I am setting up Gentoo on my Ferrari 3200 the thing is that like you know Im still on the livecd, well my computer wont charge it will only run when plugged, will I be able to charge it when I finnish the set up?
 
Old 12-23-2005, 10:03 PM   #12
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Google: 72.14.207.99
Yahoo!: 66.94.230.50

Test if you can ping those IPs. If you can, we'll know that this is a DNS problem.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 10:10 PM   #13
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Okay Ill get back in just a sec.
 
Old 12-23-2005, 10:28 PM   #14
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hummmm? i told me that the network was unreachable
 
Old 12-30-2005, 08:18 PM   #15
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me too!

Network is unreachable. It's like I can't get through my MS Wireless Base Station.

I will be watching this thread with great eagerness.
 
  


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