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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Offline gentoo installation with minimal cd Reply with quote

Hi, gentoo people!
There is no my ethernet controller support in minimal cd and life dvd kernel.
So I need to get a chroot environment offline. How to do it?
It is easy to get an stage3 offline. But how to get necessary packages and merge them on the machine?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

Your best bet is probably just to find a livecd with better hardware support. Take a look at system rescue cd: http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

It is gentoo based but contains a lot more useful utilities and drivers than the gentoo minimal cd.

Alternatively try the ubuntu livecd as again that has good driver support. You can boot to either of these, get a root shell and follow the handbook from the "preparing your disks" stage.

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If you can't find _any_ livecd that does what you want, then best bet is to download the portage-latest.tar.xz and your relevant stage3 image and but them on a usb stick etc. Then boot to the livecd, partition your disks, extract those images and chroot.

Then running emerge -pf package/name will tell you what files to download to get yourself a kernel, dhcpcd, grub etc and you can sneakernet them over from another machine, and place them in /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles manually. From there your chroot portage should find them and emerge your basic system utilities.

Once you have a bootloader, kernel and dhcp resolver you should have enough to reboot to a minimal envirnoment with its own networking support and proceed from there.

HTH

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you! It helps.
Alternative kernel consist all necessary configs.
There is a strange thing! gentoo-minimal-cd and sys-resc-cd both are using r8169 kernel but the fist one doesn't work.
I am confused.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without looking it is likely that sysrescuecd uses a more recent kernel than the minimal livecd and that support for the more recent realtek network controllers has only been mainlined in the later version.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

umka69,

There is also sneakernet.
Yep, that 8 year old post is still correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There is a strange thing! gentoo-minimal-cd and sys-resc-cd both are using r8169 kernel but the fist one doesn't work.

Minimal install CD doesn't contain many kernel modules. Most likely your particular ethernet driver was omitted in this config, just like many other devices
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for help guys.
I got a solushon. I'll share a link for article after finishing it.
It's going to be interesting reading.)
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