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Old 05-18-2009, 10:36 PM   #1
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Gentoo - Forgot to Configure Network


I have managed to install gentoo (just the core), it boots up fine, simple commands work but I have no internet connection.

I have the Dell Inspirion 1520 with the intel 3945 ABG Pro WIFI card.
In the kernel, I checked off support for this card, <*> (not as a module).

when I dhcpd starts up, I see the error message

"Network interface eth0 does not exist, please verify hardware or kernel module (driver)"

ifconfig only shows "l0"

ifconfig eth0
"eth0: unknown interface: No such device"

I must have forgotten to do something but don't know what that would be.

/etc/conf.d/net (I left this file blank)

I appreciate your help,

Cheers - CC7

PS: I am using the latest 32-BIT knoppix CD to write this (and I used it to install Gentoo.)

Edit:added PS.

Last edited by cc7gir; 05-18-2009 at 10:44 PM.
Old 05-18-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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Those chips require a licensed ucode package from Intel in addition to the in-kernel driver found in recent kernels.
I haven't done a gentoo build for mine, but this seems to cover things pretty well.
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Thanks, I didn't know that.
I guess I'll recompile the kernel again

Now need to figure out how chroot actually works....rather then blindely typing things
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Maybe this helps ?


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