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When I try to get the configuration form my NIC card via dhcpcd, it doesn't work, the same using net-setup script. I followed the steps in the handbook, but I ...
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    Issue installing from nentinst CD w/dhcp


    When I try to get the configuration form my NIC card via dhcpcd, it doesn't work, the same using net-setup script. I followed the steps in the handbook, but I get stuck here. The strange thing is that if I configure it manually with the addresses that I got under Debian, it works perfectly. The card doesn't seem to have drivers problem or anything, because it's listed by ifconfig, but when I do dhcpcd eth0, it doesn't show or do anything, not even an error. I'm really stuck in here, because it should be working, but it doesn't. If someone could help me, I would apreciate it very much.

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    Hiya eclaria,
    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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