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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:38 pm    Post subject: Problem with installation on VM Virtual box Reply with quote

Hello everyone, I've decided to try and install gentoo on virtual box on my pc due to lack of network adapter driver for my laptop (which is actually the system I want gentoo to be installed on)
So, I completed some necessary installation steps up to choosing the profile. Then I typed
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emerge --ask --update --deep --newuse @world

and everything seemed fine until portage started merging some package named "libunistring-0.9.7". The logs seemed strange to me as the package was emerging for around 20 minutes when I spotted that it was actually looping. The logs looked like this: https://imgur.com/a/geGx6 (sorry for no screenshot). I stopped the process because then it would loop again, checking for lots of things and so on.
So, what might be the problem there and what are the possible solutions?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stormblade,

Your clock has stepped backwards since the source tarball was made.
As a result, the build process output files appear to be older than the input files.
Some build systems check this and deal with this error by rebuilding the package ... until the check passes.

As time starts at the beginning of 1 Jan 1970, that could take 48 years.

Run run a Network Time Protocol solution in the default runlevel to maintain your system time.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you determine that your laptop's real network card has no support for Linux?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hu wrote:
How did you determine that your laptop's real network card has no support for Linux?

It took some time to determine this, you can read about the situation in the following thread: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-1068724.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stormblade,

net-wireless/ndiswrapper may allow the windows driver to be used in Linux.

ndis is an API that some (not all) Windows WiFi drivers use.
ndiswrapper is a translation layer between Linux and the Windows driver that sometimes works for some cards.

The only way to tell is to do it yourself or find some on line instructions.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NeddySeagoon wrote:
stormblade,
net-wireless/ndiswrapper may allow the windows driver to be used in Linux.
ndis is an API that some (not all) Windows WiFi drivers use.
ndiswrapper is a translation layer between Linux and the Windows driver that sometimes works for some cards.
The only way to tell is to do it yourself or find some on line instructions.

Great idea, but sadly my network card is not supported by ndiswrapper, so it is not gonna help me
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