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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:12 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Need help installing Gentoo over a wireless network Reply with quote

Hey there everyone


So here is the deal. I have an Acer Aspire One D257-13473 Netbook with 2 Gigs of RAM and an Intel Atom processor. I am trying to install Gentoo on it using the minimal install ISO file that was provided on the Gentoo website. As far as I can tell this laptop has an Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter. Ive been trying to connect to wireless as soon as I book into the install media but when I tried to run ifconfig , the wireless adapter does not show up in the list of adapters on my netbook. Also when I attempted to run iwconfig I got the following

Code:

lo            no wireless extensions.

enp1s0    no wireless extensions



I attempted to do an modprobe ath9k (which is usually the kernel module for the type of wireless adapter that I have) and I got the following


Code:

 modprobe ath9k

modprobe: FATAL:  Module ath9k not found.




In fact I dont even know what the name has been assigned to the wireless adapter! I know enp1s0 has been assigned to my ethernet adapter.


I am totally lost and I dont know how to resolve this. I would rather use the gentoo provided install media than sysrescuecd for this project...Its just something im messing around with to learn.


Any suggestions or tips on how I should proceed? I greatly appreciate it!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone? :(
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's really okay to use the SystemRescueCD. It's Gentoo-based and had much better wireless support than the official install media. Furthermore, absolutely nothing from the install media makes it into the installed Gentoo.

I use it by preference myself.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
It's really okay to use the SystemRescueCD. It's Gentoo-based and had much better wireless support than the official install media. Furthermore, absolutely nothing from the install media makes it into the installed Gentoo.

I use it by preference myself.

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sysrescuecd is great , this is true, my only problem with it is that the graphical user interface causes package emerging to run much slower than the install media which is just command line.


I guess its just a preference issue... Ill just use sysrescuecd I guess.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So use SystemRescueCD at the command line. Radical, I know, but perhaps worth considering. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John R. Graham wrote:
So use SystemRescueCD at the command line. Radical, I know, but perhaps worth considering. :wink:

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I used to be able to get wireless to work at the command line with SysrescueCD but it seems like I can only do that through the GUI... Maybe I am missing something?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xsilentmurmurx wrote:
Maybe I am missing something?

It runs NetworkManager by default. You can either disable that (stop it via the script in /etc/init.d on the livecd) and then use the standard wpa_supplicant/iwconfig/etc. to connect, or leave NetworkManager running and use nmcli to connect on the command line (`nmcli dev wifi connect "your-ssid" password "your-password"`).
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

broken_chaos wrote:
xsilentmurmurx wrote:
Maybe I am missing something?

It runs NetworkManager by default. You can either disable that (stop it via the script in /etc/init.d on the livecd) and then use the standard wpa_supplicant/iwconfig/etc. to connect, or leave NetworkManager running and use nmcli to connect on the command line (`nmcli dev wifi connect "your-ssid" password "your-password"`).



Woohoo! that worked! You guys are awesome!


Thanks!
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