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Hi folks, I followed; Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...book-amd64.xml running "install-amd64-minimal-2006.0" CD to install Gentoo and encountered following problem; 1) Network connection ADSL broadband connection via ADSL modem --> telephone ...
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    Installing Gentoo question


    Hi folks,

    I followed;
    Gentoo Linux AMD64 Handbook
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...book-amd64.xml
    running "install-amd64-minimal-2006.0" CD to install Gentoo and encountered following problem;

    1) Network connection
    ADSL broadband connection via ADSL modem --> telephone line
    Ethernet - onboard ethernet card

    Ran "adsl-setup" and "adsl-start" without problem with ISP connected

    # ifconfig
    showing eth0, lo and ppp0. But ping failed.

    # ping -c 3 www.yahoo.com
    Unknown host ...

    # ifconfig eth0
    only showing eth0

    Ran
    dhcpcd -HD eth0
    -
    cursor blinking here.

    dhcpcd eth0
    -
    cursor also blinking here

    Please advise how to proceed.


    2) Adding user
    # useradd -m -G satimis satimis
    unknown group satimis

    Whether this subsection can be skipped OR create
    # groupadd satimis
    first.

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    just put satimis once, no need to create a group, just append users,wheel,cdr,sound,games and whatever other groups you want to add. Man groups for more info, or look in /etc for a list of groups

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    Why not install gentoo from knoppix in a chroot.. in my opinion knoppix has one of the best hardware detections.. All you will need is the two tarballs then just follow the handbook. is very straight forward.

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    Problem solved

    Hi folks,

    About network connection:-
    Acturally it was OK, ISP connected. But it can't ping URL.

    # ping -c 3 216.109.112.135 (yahoo.com)
    # ping -c 3 64.233.167.99 (google.com)
    both went through w/o problem, showing broadband connected.

    What is the reason of unable to ping URL? TIA

    # host yahoo.com
    is to locate IP add from domain.

    What is the command for other way round from IP add to domain/URL. Tks.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    just put satimis once, no need to create a group, just append users,wheel,cdr,sound,games and whatever other groups you want to add. Man groups for more info, or look in /etc for a list of groups
    Noted with tks.

    B.R.
    satimis

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    Hi richiefrich,

    Why not install gentoo from knoppix in a chroot.. in my opinion knoppix has one of the best hardware detections.. All you will need is the two tarballs then just follow the handbook. is very straight forward.
    Whether you suggested

    1) boot up PC with Knoppix
    2) mkdir /mnt/gentoo
    3) download 2 tarballs on /mnt/gentoo
    (please advise which tarballs to be download)
    4) chroot
    5) decompress the tarballs
    etc.

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis

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    go to the gentoo webpage, they have an updated handbook for those who wish to do a knoppix install, the handbook will help explain which tarballs to use, you need on stage and the portage shot

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    Hi genesus,

    Tks for your advice. I got it;

    The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/altinstall.xml
    3. Knoppix Installation

    Continued on;
    Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook, the standard install documentation at part 4
    4. Preparing the Disks
    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=1&chap=4

    Running Knoppix to boot PC and detect hardware. Tks

    B.R.
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