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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 5:04 am    Post subject: finished installing gentoo, but no network Reply with quote

hello, I finished my install of gentoo and the kernel appears to be booting well. except for one error

Code:
ERROR: Problem starting need services
"netmount" was not started


i compile my 3com 3c59x into the kernel but I was confused with many of the files that required editing, and i think this might be why.

for /etc/hostname i was very confused and only put in
Code:
mymachine.mydomain.com

exactly like that

for /etc/hosts i have it exactly as it looks in the install how-to including the same ip numbers (if i need to change these let me know, i'll try that)

in /etc/modules.autoload i had
Code:
3c59x

but took it out because i compiled it into the kernel and it was giving me errors during boot up, let me know if i should put this back in.

Im at school which has a dhcp network. any other info you might need i'll try to provide. please be specific im a newbie to gentoo, i've installed linux before but never got far into it.. i want to be able to connect ot the emerge servers so i can start installing more software. thanks for any help
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My network didn't work after install either. I had to go back and recompile the kernel with a different/additional NIC support. Might check that out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i'll give that a shot, i looked at device manager in my windows partition and noticed that I have a 3com 3cSOHO card, so i might have compiled the wrong nic module. I just want to make sure that Im running the compile correctly, the only time i've compiled a kernel is when doing it step by step with the install so this is what i think i need to do

(do i need to mount my /boot partition, if so how

Code:
cd /usr/src/linux
make menuconfig
make dep && make clean bzImage modules modules_install
cp /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot


soon as i get a confirmation on compiling the kernel i'll give it a shot.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem. May they should write that in their installation instructions that we have to activate our network cards as module or built in. i came from debian up to gentoo, i didn't know that, never compiled a kernel :)

I will report too when it's done and working. I did forget to select the module :)

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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

worked great!

thx 2 you :)

now go to soundcard install :):)
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the menuconfig should my nic be configured as included or configured as a module?
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

STiAT wrote:
... May they should write that in their installation instructions that we have to activate our network cards as module or built in. ...


Well, for me, it appeared that there was a NIC selected during the compile, so I left it alone.
I assumed since the network was working up till this point, it had identified the card and selected the proper support.
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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2002 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got everything fixed, turns out i didn't edit /etc/conf.d/net correctly, thanks for all the help
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2002 12:32 am    Post subject: I made the same mistake Reply with quote

The mistake I made was to uncoment dhcpcd_eth0="..."
in file /etc/conf.d/net

DONT DO THAT!


# For DHCP set iface_eth? to "dhcp"
# For passing options to dhcpcd use dhcpcd_eth?
#
iface_eth0="dhcp"
#dhcpcd_eth0="..."


Could maybe use to add a warning in the file for next rev I spent hours trying
to figure out what was wong. It was good training I guess.

:wink: [/b]
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