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Old 03-16-2005, 10:33 PM   #1
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Wireless Internet Connection


I posted this in hardware. Oops
Strange situation here, I will try to explain it in the best detail I can.
My computer (1.4 GHz Athlon with 512 mb DDR Ram... bla bla) has two removable drives, no HD that stays in there. my bios boots cd, then floppy, then hdd. I put in my blank 20 gig HD, and boto with the gentoo livecd, going through the install.txt, I fdisk my drives, partioned a 1 gig swap, and 19.5 gig ext2 two, and I flagged boot.
i turn the swap on, mount the drive (/mnt/gentoo), untar/bz the stage*3* file (at the right location), mount -o bind /proc /mnt/gentoo/proc (I don't know what this does) and chroot.
Because I haven't set up the network, I can't emerge sync, and this is where the problem comes in.

I run cable broadband internet, connected to a smc7004VWBR wireless router. however, I am directly connected (windows box upstairs uses the wireless network card)
I tried following the instructions in install.txt, but to no avail, any help?

Extra Question: now that I have the stage 3 extracted into the filesystem, will I need the cd to boot (then chroot to /mnt/gentoo)? or can I just take out the cd, boot and it will load what I have of gentoo?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:38 PM   #2
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From the stage 3, you'll want to complete the install on the LiveCD.

As for networking.... It should be able to automatically configure itself from the router, if the router is configured for DHCP. If not, you'll need to configure a static IP address using the Gentoo Handbook. (Actually, the gentoo handbook is your best bet either way)
 
Old 03-16-2005, 11:59 PM   #3
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What do you mean about completing it from the livecd? I have it all extracted, a ton of files, but the isntall.txt says to emerge sync, which tries to connect to the internet, I am think (I could be wrong) that I got everything I need from the CD.
I will find that handbook and read it :P
Thanks.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:25 AM   #4
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The handbook is right on gentoo.org. With a stage 3, you'll still need a kernel, I believe. As well as (optionally) a cron daemon, system logger, etc.
 
Old 03-18-2005, 12:38 AM   #5
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Heh, rebooted today to try some new stuff.
Turns out, not a single eth* device is in /dev.
I tried ls /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/divers/net
and
ls /lib/modules/*/kernel/drivers/net/*

since I have a smc7004VWBR wireless router, i greped for smc, and modprobed the following
smc-ultra
smc9194
smc-ircc
smctr
and smc91c92_c2, non worked.
should I be looking for a driver for my network card instead?
(VIA Networking Veloctiy Family Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter)

Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:19 PM   #6
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I got veloctiyget.tgz, I ungzed and unterred (after spending an hour trying to mount my floppy) and when I try to make it, it says it cannot find my kernel source directory, I tried this with the cdrom's default choort, and my HDd chroot, any help?
Thanks.
 
Old 03-23-2005, 11:42 AM   #7
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Ups?
in the cloop mount from CD I found /usr/lib/modules/[kernel], is this the thing they are looking for? I tried to move the entire 2.4.20... folder over, but it ekpt omitting the directory, before copying each files folder by folder, is this the right thing?

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