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From: Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo installation, network adapter not supported
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2013 04:51:43
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Gentoo installation, network adapter not supported by Zind
1 On 29 June 2013, at 09:16, Zind wrote:
2 >
3 > After I made the LiveUSB, disabling the UEFI boot, I finally boot into the Gentoo kernel. But I could not connect to the network. ...
4 >
5 > After several times of STFW, I can confirm it's a network adapter driver support issue: lacks of coresponding network adapter drivers.
6 > For the AR8161 network adapter, it requires the alx kernal module: alx.ko.
8 If I'm understanding correctly, that it's the LiveCD that can't connect to the network (rather than the installed system) then there are various ways to work around this.
10 Two alternatives that spring to mind are:
12 1. Many USB network adaptors are supported by LiveCDs, try one of those. Some wired USB ethernet are available new for as little as $10 or so, or you could probably find a secondhand wifi 802.11b or g adaptor that cheap. Or borrow one, or something.
14 2. For each emerge command in the installation guide, run `emerge -fp package-name` first, and redirect the output into a textfile. Then copy this textfile onto a USB key, take it to another machine with working internet access, use `wget -i file` to download the packages and then transfer them back to the machine on which you're installing Gentoo.
16 Stroller.


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Re: [gentoo-user] Gentoo installation, network adapter not supported Zind <wzmindlog@×××××.com>