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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:06 am    Post subject: Unable to locate USB WiFi Device on Minimal Install CD Reply with quote

Hi Folks:

I am trying to install Minimal install CD 20130617-amd64.iso, boot into gentoo,

ifconfig -a or iwconfig does not list my Belkin USB WiFi adapter. So no wpa_supplicant, and I dont have /us/bin/lsusb program.

I need to get Wifi Working, get Install CD moving to stage 3 install. Stuck at WiFi. On Dell Optiplex 755

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Pete
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minimal cd lacks support for wifi.
http://www.sysresccd.org/Download provides good wifi support, is gentoo based, can be booted to a gui with browser.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Mr. Donahue:

I did download SystemRescudeCD; altkernel64 and altkernel32 have WiFi modules. I did not find any installer.

So I did cp -afv /livemnt/squsashfs to mounted /dev/sda1

cp -r /livemnt/boot/isolinux to mounted /dev/sda1

recreated /etc/fstab, got grub entry to altkernel64.

Can boot, and emerge --sync

But it boots into /root eiter in tty or to dostartx to desktop. I want it to boot to a Desktop Manager lxdm or gdm, I have created a user by useradd.

What do I need to change the boot to not go to /root?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patherton,

Start over following the Gentoo Handbook
You are the Gentoo Installer. Boot System Rescue CD, open a root terminal, and start at the beginning.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sysresccd will usually boot to command line interface. startx will normally bring up xfce GUI. a network manager icon will be in the lower right corner of the xfce desktop.
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