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Old 08-28-2012, 08:11 AM   #1
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wget, links, command not found. installing virtually from SystemRescueCD

I am installing gentoo virtually by booting from SystemRescueCD. The virtual machine tool is Virtual Box and my operating system is windows 7 ultimate 64 bit.

I have succeed with create partitions, mount, create directory. The next step I have to do is to download the "Stage Tarball" and I am getting a problem. I can NOT download or view the websites by using command "links", "link2" and "wget". It "says command not found" for "links" and "input/output error" for "wget"

I am following the Gentoo installation handbook on step 5.b.
But it seems the handbook can not solve my problem.

I have to install gentoo virtually by booting it from SystemRescueCD. Please do NOT giving any suggestions like "don't boot from SystemRescueCD coz it's bad." or "boot by other way". These suggestion might help, but it's banned from my teacher...
Old 09-01-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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5b tells you to use a cli browser and visit a page.
It tells you to navigate here
There you should see all available stage files for your architecture (they might be stored within subdirectories named after the individual subarchitectures). Select one and press D to download. When you're finished, press Q to quit the browser.
Make sure you download a stage3 tarball
Such as
Checksum it, untar it, etc.

The directions assume that you have links lynx and wget working.

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Old 09-03-2012, 06:44 AM   #3
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I started over and have successfully downloaded the files by using elinks. But thanks anyway!


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