new gentoo users - WARNING!
EDIT - see my third post!
ok, so the details are...
I am triple booting windass xp pro, gentoo and jamd on the same box, using two different hard drives.
I have installed gentoo and even managed to get it to boot using the grub bootloader installed by jamd by adding it to my grub.conf.
The problem I am having is getting it to find my ethernet card. It is fully installed at this point, I used the live althon cd and did a stage 3 (yeah, I opted for the easy way). Anyway, when I boot the live cd, it recognizes my eth no problem and I can ping anything fine. When I boot into the actual install it won't work - says it can't find the module.
The obvious answer is to compile it into the kernel, so I cd /usr/src/linux and make menuconfig and find the via rhine module and select it and recompile, but it won't work. I have also looked at my /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.4 file and tried adding the same modules that were listed when I lsmod on the live cd (via-rhine and mii) but that didn't work. I also tried going into /etc/conf.d/net and uncommenting the line for my dhcp (using a router) but that didn't work either.
I have been at this since last night and not sure what to do at this point.
Basically all I have left to do is install kde from cd 2 and get my other modules working but that can come later, I do have to have net tho.
I noticed a couple of weird things during the install. I am tempted to do the whole thing all over again, but it took so gd long that it would be annoying. I can't see how anyone can do this is under an hour. It took about 3 hours alone to do emerge -k emu10k1 which ended up just showing me a ton of errors when i booted anyway cuz it couldn't find the modules. Also, when I was copying some other files over, I noticed that I had to create directories because they didn't exist - namely in portage with package and such. (I can be more specific if need be). Anyway, everything seemed to go well enough once I created those dirs.
I am using the athlon 1.4 live cds
Help would be greatly appreciated.