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Old 09-18-2003, 04:20 PM   #1
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Post Trouble with Gentoo Installation


Well, I'm getting tired of dependency issues, so I'm giving gentoo a shot. I'm almost done with the installation, except this one command will not execute.

emerge sync

I get this error:

873 Temporary faliure in name resolution

Ummm, does this mean there is server-side problems?

Because before I entered chroot (before ALL my tools disappear), I was able to use lynx to browse the web. So gentoo DID setup my network properly. I'm wondering if setting up chroot screwed things up network wise. Any way to tell?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:34 PM   #2
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Well, I just noticed that I have my trusty "ping" tool, and I'm unable to ping "gentoo.org", I AM however able to ping the IP address associated with gentoo.org. I think the DNS service is messed up somehow, anyone know how to fix this?
 
Old 09-18-2003, 04:50 PM   #3
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bet you a million trillion dollars you didn't copy /etc/resolv.conf correctly.
 
Old 09-18-2003, 08:29 PM   #4
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I redid the entire installation from the beginning and the emerge sync command worked. Your probably right acid, I probably completely skipped that step or typo'ed it.

You rock! End of Story
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:32 AM   #5
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How long should it take genkernel to create the kernel? Because my CPU has been sitting here for like....45 minutes or so.."stuck" on "Running 'make modules'........"

Is it locked up, or will this take a while?

BTW, I have a 1200 Mgz Duron w/ 256 Mb DDR ram, and I'm compiling the standard genoo-sources kernel.

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Old 09-19-2003, 04:41 AM   #6
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Kernel took me about 12-15 minutes with a 900 mhz processor.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:52 AM   #7
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Just finished....lol

nevermind
 
Old 09-19-2003, 03:11 PM   #8
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Well....crap. I have gentoo installed. I booted into it through LILO. Everything seems fine until I run emerge sync again. I get the same error as above. And again, I can still ping IP addresses. The only step I skipped was setting up my DNS domain name and my NIS domain, would that cause this?

And if it does, how can I fix it w/o reinstalling?

/me patiently waits on acid-kewpie.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 04:57 PM   #9
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Would I go back and do the "echo mydomain.com > /etc/dnsdomainname" and reboot? Does my hostname matter? What do I set my DNS Domain Name as? Do I use my ISP's domain (charter.net)? I use a DHCP router, shouldn't it set this?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:31 PM   #10
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it should set it over dhcpd, but that does depends on it's provision by the router and acceptance by the client... you can alwasy just stick your own IP in /etc/resolv.conf for now. for a temporary solution, try
Code:
nameserver 194.168.4.100
nameserver 194.168.8.100
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:33 PM   #11
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those other settings shouldn't matter under a default system, if you don't know what to set somethign as, you don't need it.
 
Old 09-19-2003, 05:36 PM   #12
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Actually, I just checked the /etc/resolv.conf file, and it has the correct DNS IP address's. What else could be causing this?
 
Old 09-19-2003, 06:16 PM   #13
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Well, after mugging around in a few IRC chatrooms, I found out that dhcp services were not activated. I typed in "dhcpc eth0" and it started working. How would I get that to run every time @ boot?
 
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rc-update add net.eth0 default
should do it.
 
Old 09-20-2003, 08:39 AM   #15
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out of curiosity bigun how would you rate the gentoo install? Besides this issue would you say it went fairly smooth? I'm not trying to hijack your thread, I'm just curious and would like to get a quick opinion from someone who just installed it recently.

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