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Gentoo on dvd...[solved]

 
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stardis



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 2:45 am    Post subject: Gentoo on dvd...[solved] Reply with quote

I have my system to the point where I can boot into it and login (LXF68-- just bought it at the bookstore a week ago). Where it says in the mag to boot into your new system and login AND then emerge x11 is confusing me (being a complete newbie). I don't know how to tell my system that the mirror is on the dvd or emerge the apps but get them from the dvd.

I haven't setup networking yet with my wirelessG pci card yet so I am installing everything from the dvd.

Everything seems to be working OK otherwise. I used the following to mount the dvd drive as "cdrom":
# mount /dev/cdroms/cdrom1

I can see what is on the dvd but I don't know how to emerge from the dvd while logged into my new Gentoo linux system.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:34 am    Post subject: RE: Gentoo on dvd... Reply with quote

You should have already taken care of this during the initial installation, when you did

Code:
echo "local /mnt/cdrom/Distros/Gentoo/distfiles" >/mnt/gentoo/etc/portage/mirrors


That location is now /etc/portage/mirrors on your live system, which is where portage expects to find it. If you didn't run this during installation, do it now as

Code:
echo "local /mnt/cdrom/Distros/Gentoo/distfiles" >/etc/portage/mirrors


You need to have the DVD mounted of course.
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stardis



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: error message... Reply with quote

Thanks for replying. When I booted the computer this morning, I did this:

Quote:
# nano -w /etc/portage/mirrors
local /mnt/cdrom/Distros/Gentoo/distfiles


I then did this:

Quote:
# ls /mnt/cdrom


and I could see everthing on the dvd.
so I tried the following code from the mag:

Quote:
# emerge xorg-x11 -av
>>> emerge (1 of 9) media-libs/libpng-1.2.8 to /
!!! File system problem. (Bad Symlink?)
!!! Fetching may fail: [Errno 30] Read-only file system: ' /mnt/cdrom/cvs-src'
Local mirror has file: libpng1.2.8.tar.bz2
!!! libpng-1.2.8.tar.bz2 not found in /mnt/cdrom
!!! No write access to /mnt/cdrom
!!! File libpng-1.2.8.tar.bz2 isn't fetched but unable to get it.


I don't yet know enough about linux to understand the error message. My listing for the dvd reader in my /etc/fstab is:
"/dev/cdroms/cdrom1 /mnt/cdrom iso9660 defaults 0 0"

Thanks for your help with this.

-stardis
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 11:58 pm    Post subject: update [solved]... Reply with quote

Good news, nelz. I was able to get the emerge to start-- it is chugging away now. I typed "ls /etc*" to see what was there and decided to check the "/etc/make.conf.example". I then checked "/etc/make.conf"
and set:
Quote:
PKGDIR=" /mnt/cdrom/Distros/Gentoo/distfiles"


The emerge worked after I did that.
Thanks for your help. LXF is at the top of my favorite mag lists.
-stardis
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