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    Emerge help. Networkless installation of packages?

    I'm brand new to Linux.

    I'm installing Gentoo without a working network. I am using the Universal Live CD (the big one).

    This is my fifth try on installing Gentoo and I'm about 1/3 of the way through. I'm at the part where you have to install your kernel. Somehow whenever I use the code:

    (Live CD /) # emerge gentoo-sources
    I get the error,
    "Temporary faliure in name resolution,
    !!! couldn't download linux-2.4.26.tar.bz2."

    I know I can't download it. Is there a way to tell Emerge that want the files to install off the Live CD?

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    I have the same problem except I can't even get past bootstrapping.... it keeps trying to download the content from the internet but I just want to install of the universal cd.... any help would be appreciated thanks.

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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    I'm not sure on the anatomy of the Universal LiveCD, but you should be able to make a symlink from the package dir on the CD to /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles before you chroot.
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