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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:08 am    Post subject: WPA During Install Reply with quote

Hiya! I am new to the Gentoo forums and am thinking about installing Gentoo to my physical computer. I have it already burned to a USB Stick. I do have quite a sum of Linux Knowledge so I think if I want to learn the most I will use Gentoo. My problem is my network is WPA and I cannot use WPA on the Gentoo Installer. I do take my computer to school on weekdays and tomorrow I have a 2-hour study hall due to finals. Should I install Gentoo At School (During the Study Hall) and download the stage3 tarball and portage and then when I get home configure my kernel manually? Or is there a way to install it over WPA? Please Help me! Total Gentoo KNOOB Here!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GentooLinuxKid,

Welcome to gentoo :D

You can use any live cd e.g ubuntu, mint etc. to install gentoo so maybe one of those will support WPA.

Also you can try SystemRescueCd a try
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if wpa_supplicant is available, you can just
Code:
wpa_passphrase essidname password | wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /dev/stdin

where essidname is the name of the wireless network you are trying to connect to, and password is the WPA key. Then just
Code:
dhcpcd wlan0

and you should be set
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://kernel-seeds.org/ is well worth a visit for education and for use in configuring a lean stable kernel.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
http://kernel-seeds.org/ is well worth a visit for education and for use in configuring a lean stable kernel.

Sorry But I wanted to Know about WPA During Install, I have the answer I need. Let me write that code down. Thanks so much. I was worried that you were all gonna be RTFM as that's what I've heard about the Gentoo Community. You guys aren't like that though!
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