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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: [Solved] how to deal with missing firmware? Reply with quote

Turns out the installation iso doesn't include my wifi drivers, and ethernet is not an option, what can I do about this?, I have already compiled my kernel beforehand, is there a way to load it into the iso along with the modules?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

The gentoo iso does'nt contain all needed wifi firmware.

Please try an other live Linux distribution, for example System Rescue CD, based on Gentoo and more powerful.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xaviermiller wrote:
Hi,

The gentoo iso does'nt contain all needed wifi firmware.

Please try an other live Linux distribution, for example System Rescue CD, based on Gentoo and more powerful.

Thank you, I didn't think of that.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What installation iso are you using?
Recommend System Rescue CD or Ubuntu livecd for better wifi support. The gentoo minimal install CD has essentially zero wifi support.
What wireless adapter are you attempting to use? Some adapters have no linux drivers at all.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DONAHUE wrote:
What installation iso are you using?
Recommend System Rescue CD or Ubuntu livecd for better wifi support. The gentoo minimal install CD has essentially zero wifi support.
What wireless adapter are you attempting to use? Some adapters have no linux drivers at all.

Hey, I was using the minimal cd from https://gentoo.org/downloads/, the adapter is an rtl8188ee, don't worry it does have linux drivers. And yes, I'll be using System Rescue CD.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the help, I have successfully installed gentoo.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to Gentoo! Enjoy!
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