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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:39 am    Post subject: [solved]amd64-min VMWare w/DHCP, can't ping google.com Reply with quote

Installing Gentoo install-amd64-minimal on Vmware Workstation 8. I'm attempting to configure bridged eth0 with DHCP. I can ping google by IP address, however hostnames are not resolving to an ip. Did I miss a step or am I missing a vital concept?

Using the Guide:
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/handbook-amd64.xml?part=1&chap=3#install-dhcp

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Troubleshooting:

cat /etc/conf.d/net

config_eth0="dhcp"

ifconfig, lists eth0 inet addr:192.168.50.19

ping -c 3 www.google.com, "unknown host"

ping -c 3 74.125.224.81, works fine

dmesg reveals that the LiveCD selected the Intel Pro/1000 Network Driver -version .7.3.21-k8-NAPI

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System:

CPU> AMD FX 8150 Eight-Core

NetAdpt> Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

VMWare Config:
System Kernel: Other Linux Kernel 2.6
Network Adapter: Bridged

Steps:
1. Boot live CD

2. press enter > boot default kernel

3. livecd # ifconfig, lists only lo

4. livecd # net-setup eth0 > Select wired > Select DHCP


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got it working however not the way I had expected to. I was able to get a dynamically assigned IP address but not a dynamically assigned nameserver. I'm still perplexed as to why 'net-setup eth0' was only able to configure this partially...

Note: I'm using a router configured with TomatoUSB.

The following does not work:
dhcpcd eth0 (to configure nic for DHCP)
nano (to use as an editor)

The following steps do work:
1) net-setup eth0
2) vi /etc/resolv.conf, (this is where the system lists it's DNS servers)
Code:

nameserver 75.75.75.75
nameserver 76.76.76.76


3) ping -c 3 www.google.com
4) success!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

aDoorMouse wrote:

The following does not work:
dhcpcd eth0 (to configure nic for DHCP)
nano (to use as an editor)

As for the nano editor and other issues:
amd64-minimal appears to have many issues, you may not want to use this version if you're a linux n00b like my self. Is it still recommended to use the SystemRescueCD?

nano editor - https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=438500
amd64-minimal - http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-942088-start-0.html
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