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From: Colleen Beamer <colleen.beamer@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Configuration Situation
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 18:17:26
1 Hi,
3 I was having trouble with my desktop and couldn't get it to boot. There
4 were some files on the hard drive that hadn't been included in my last
5 backup that I wanted. On a lark, I took the hard drive out of my
6 desktop (built by me) and put it into and old Dell Optiplex GX100 that I
7 have. Yes, I know - different hardware.
9 I booted to the Gentoo Stage 3 installation CD and pretty much followed
10 all the steps that are in the Gentoo Handbook. The only things that I
11 didn't do were partition the hard drive and do the section on installing
12 Grub. The problem that I am having with the installation is that the
13 install CD recognized my network device and the internet connection
14 works fine, even in the chroot'd environment. However, when I boot from
15 the hard drive, the network connection is *not* recognized. The card is
16 a 3Com 905C and the driver that I am supposed to load, according to
17 "Help" when I was compiling genkernel, is 3c90x. However, when I boot,
18 I get an error when it comes to configuring dhcp. dmesg provides no
19 help 'cause it looks like it is loading the appropriate driver. And
20 before you ask - :-) I *did* do the step 'cp -L /etc/resolv.conf
21 /mnt/gentoo/etc/resolv.conf when I was supposed to. (I'm adding that
22 last comment because it *was* a step I missed the first couple of times
23 I installed Gentoo!)
25 Any ideas?
27 Regards,
29 Colleen
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Re: [gentoo-user] Configuration Situation Paul <stenius@×××××.com>