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I was under the assumption that using the stage 3 GPR installation and Portage that I didn't need a connection to the internet. Unforunately when I execute the command: Code: ...
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    Gentoo Universal x86 Installation CD still needs internet?


    I was under the assumption that using the stage 3 GPR installation and Portage that I didn't need a connection to the internet. Unforunately when I execute the command:
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    emerge gentoo-sources
    my response is:
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    >>> Downloading http://disfiles.gentoo.org/disfiles/genpatches-2.6.11.03-extras.tar.bz2
    Which obviously fails. At the end of the failures it says.
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    >>> emerge (1 of 1) sys-kernal/gentoo-sources-2.6.11-r3 to /
    Which made me think it was successful anyway, but the symlink named Linux in /usr/src doesn't exist. Any idea how I can install the kernal just from the Universal CD?

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    follow the instructions and emerge -K gentoo-sources

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    Code:
    emerge -K gentoo-sources
    Calculating dependencies
    ! ! ! There are no packages available to satisfy: "gentoo-sources"
    ! ! ! Either add a suitable binary package or compile from an ebuild
    Now you'll have to forgive me, I've been following the gentoo installation guide exactly until this road block. This is my friend experience with gentoo so if there is more to this please explain.

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    If you downloaded the package CD then mount it and issue this command:

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    export PKGDIR="/mnt/cdrom"
    After that you can use:

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    emerge -k [package-name]
    to install packages
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    If I need to hot swap between the Universal CD and the packages CD during installation how do I mount it. Also when I try:
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    umount /mnt/cdrom
    Segmentation Fault
    and pressing the eject button on my cdrom drive does absolutely nothing. The computer is a Thinkpad 380ED btw (about 10 years old). Any ideas?

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    The cdrom is supposed to do nothing when it's mounted and you press eject... Also, here I have tried removing the CD while it is booted; not good idea. Here the whole thing freezed up,but maybe not that weird since it is running from the cd... Maybe it's possible to make the whole install CD to load to ram or something (like knoppix/-based "toram" option) so that you won't have to cotain the livecd there consistently or something? Never tried that myself but at least you can check...

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    Just curious, I haven't tried this, but once you chroot into the gentoo environment, shouldn't you be able to remove the livecd, and put in the GRP package cd.
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    Maybe after chrooting yeah, but I did it without, I did'nt have no GRP cd either... I often use the gentoo livecd as something I boot up every time I want to partitionate and such stuff, even thought most installers and such have their own partitionating-tools... I can't even remember why I wanted to remove the CD

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    can't remove the CD after chrooting. Your enviornment is still running based on the CD. How the hell do they expect you to install the kernel without an internet connection. This is rediculous.

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