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Toxyn
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:08 pm    Post subject: Help!! Reply with quote

I'm not very good with linux and this is my first attempt at installing it.

im using a gentoo stage 3 tarball file on an athlon xp.

im following the pdf instructions to the letter.

i get an "error resolving filenames" when i try to emerge hotplug and coldplug.....

it always happens.......

help?
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi.

Is it an error resolving filenames or an error resolving hostnames? The latter would indicate a problem with the network configuration, possibly a DNS misconfiguration.
Please post the error message, describe what guide or method you're using and at what stage of the installation the error occurs.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, the thing is, im wondering if there is a way of installing without using a network connection?
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To perform a networkless installation, you must follow the GRP route. Look at the GIH (Gentoo Installation Handbook) and follow the instructions for installing with GRP.
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Toxyn wrote:
well, the thing is, im wondering if there is a way of installing without using a network connection?

Yes - you can find guides here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/2005.0/index.xml

It's probably something simple though - did you copy /etc/resolv.conf to /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf before chrooting? Have you made sure to spell resolv without the "e" on the end?
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PostPosted: Sat May 21, 2005 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maedhros wrote:
Toxyn wrote:
well, the thing is, im wondering if there is a way of installing without using a network connection?

Yes - you can find guides here: http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handbook/2005.0/index.xml

It's probably something simple though - did you copy /etc/resolv.conf to /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf before chrooting? Have you made sure to spell resolv without the "e" on the end?


ye gods! thats it! i put an e on it!!! i shall correct it and try again! THANKYOU !!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2005 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from IG, please follow up to resolve problems if necessary.
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