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Issue installing from nentinst CD w/dhcp
Did you get an IP after you used dhcpcd? Check it with ifconfig.
What is wrong with configuring it manually?? Did you want to retain the settings on reboot?
I had a hard time with this too, so I emerged pump and use that instead of dhcpcd. Then you can just use pump -i eth0 after you get all the settings correct.
The problem is that I have cablemodem and to know the right configuration, I have to boot in Debian or Windows, get the info, and then return to the netinst cd and configure... it isn't very comfortable
Also, like I'm recently installing, I'd like to solve the problem first in the installation in case that I have the same problem once I install it, just to be sure I'll be able to solve it.
dhcpcd doesn't assign anything to the NIC because it never returns prompt... it gets stuck and I have force end it.
I've never had to deal with this, but the way I always did my installs (I have wireless) was through Knoppix. I used Knoppix's tools to set up my Internet, and then just followed the Alternate Installation Guide to go from there.
I don't know what the exact issue is, but if it's a problem with the CD's tools, using Knoppix might solve this for you. And then once you have it installed, hopefully it will work (I have set up Ethernet from within Gentoo, and that was easy enough).
Give it a shot. Maybe it'll work.
Gentoo Linux Documentation -- The Gentoo Linux alternative installation method HOWTO
Ok, thanks for all the help... I'll try installing with manual config, and let's hope I don't have the same problem with the full system.