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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2003 2:19 am    Post subject: List of problems/fixes with 1.1iso or Install docs Reply with quote

After some comments on another thread, I thought that we could at least document what does not work with the 1.1iso (listed in the install doc at or the install docs ( Please feel free to confirm any of the issues listed below, add any others you may know of, and and post your workarounds. Going "by the book." I get:

- Install doc network config
Code listing 3.3: Network configuration with DHCP
# dhcpcd eth0
Off the 1.1 iso, this command returns
# dhcpcd eth0
dhcpcd: not found

- I manually set up the interface, and it's up and running like the docs and I can ping by IP, but DNS doesn't work.
ping: Host name lookup failure
- Codelisting 4.1 should include the following before the chroot:
mount -o bind /proc /mnt/root-`uname -m`/proc
- Codelisting 4.1 returns:
# chroot /mnt/root-\`uname -m\` bin/bash
chroot: cannot change root directory to /mnt/root-`uname: No such file or directory
However this works:
# chroot /mnt/root-`uname -m` bin/bash
- Section 4: Mounting partitions does not mention anything anwhere about swap or swapon.
- Codelisting 4.2
# cp /etc/resolv.conf etc/resolv.conf
cp: cannot stat `/etc/resolv.conf': No such file or directory
- Codelisting 4.2 again:
# nano /etc/resolv.conf
and when I try to save nano bitched:
I Could not open file for writing: Read-only file system
The following was able to be saved:
# nano etc/resolv.conf
- Codelisting 4.4 complains:
# mount -o bind /proc proc
can't create lock file /etc/mtab~99: Read-only file system (use -n flag to override)
so the following works:
# mount -n -o bind /proc proc
- Codelisting 4.7.
Code listing 4.7

# scripts/
Needs to be preceded with:
# cd /usr/portage
- Codelisting 4.6 should be followed by a section on make.conf

- Codelisting 5.1 wasn't necessary, and the presence of egcs64-sparc can be confirmed with:
# emerge -s egcs
- Codelisting 5.2 can be changed to:
# emerge sparc-sources
if you want the Gentoo sparc patched kernel. Or:
# emerge vanilla-sources
if you want the vanilla kernel sources. And then:
# cd /usr/src/linux

I hope this helps others, and if anyone has any ideas on where I'm at, please chime in.[/code]

Last edited by Blademan on Tue Mar 04, 2003 6:26 pm; edited 2 times in total
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