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#1 OFFLINE   cybormoron

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 02:15 AM

ok, i'm in the deep water, let's see if i can swim. don't throw me any life preservers till i plead for mercy, ok guys?  :thumbsup: i made it this far. this is rc.conf in nano. wish me luck. i think i can figure out the correct entries.Posted Image
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Posted 17 February 2010 - 10:00 AM

Sounds good Steve. :thumbsup:  I work for a few hours this afternoon  but other than that I am completely free today and tomorrow if you should require assistance.
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 02:28 AM

thanks sb. i'm in no hurry or anything i'm just gonna take it slow and study a little bit at a time. it's definitely time i ventured into some deeper water and this looks plenty deep, lol.i am following the arch wiki but there are a lot of little prerequisites i need to catch up on. for example; i've never used nano before. so when i had the rc.conf file open i sat and looked at it for a half hour before i realized i was supposed to enter some info. duh, it's like that for me but i'll quickly get up to speed.i don't think i got the rc.conf file edited correctly but i think i can fix that later. (dhcp error) right now i'm reading the man page for pacman. then i'll check out nano. then i'll go back and figure out what i did wrong with system configuration. (rc.conf) i skipped some info in that i think.i don't know if the internet works. if the internet doesn't work then pacman won't work, correct? so i guess i need to get the correct network values in rc.conf? i'm doing this in virtualbox. is ping the correct test tool? i tried
[root@Tanagra ~]# ping google.comping: unknown host google.com[root@Tanagra ~]#
after that what are some of the first things one should do? i reckon i need to:1. configure repos2. install a GUI3. create a user4. have funhere's a shot of the system booting.Posted ImageEDIT...ok, i have networking. woohoo. i added a couple of DNS nameservers into resolv.conf. these are the opendns servers.

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nameserver 208.67.222.222nameserver 208.67.220.220

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google.com ping statistics13 packets transmitted, 13 received, 0% packet loss, time 12021ms
ok, i think that's enough for me tonight. i'll be back.

Edited by cybormoron, 18 February 2010 - 04:08 AM.

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Posted 18 February 2010 - 11:55 AM

Yeah you definitely have some info that does not belong in your rc.conf. Can you post your /etc/rc.conf for me please?
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Posted 18 February 2010 - 12:03 PM

If you use DHCP, your networking part in /erc/rc.conf should look like this:HOSTNAME="whatever you choose"#eth0="eth0 192.168.0.2 netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.0.255" -----> commented out with # in front ofeth0="dhcp"INTERFACES=(eth0)gateway="default gw 192.168.0.1"ROUTES=(!gateway)      -----> Note the ! in front of gateway, this means to skip the gateway section if you do not use a routerIf you have dhcp setup correct, the dns addresses should automatically be in /etc/resolve.conf. You should not have to change them unless you want to use a specific dns server. The reason you had to do that was because you did not have the correct entries for dhcp in /etc/rc.conf.   I am off today so I will be around most of the day/night.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:27 AM

leave it to me to do things bassackwards. nobody can screw up a configuration file like i can.i can't post the rc.conf but i do have the correct entries as your example. also the resolv.conf has dynamically updated with the correct entries. so i reckon that issue is done.i'm currently working thru the beginners guide.i had to uncomment a server in the mirrorlist file to get pacman to work. i'm not sure what i did wrong with that but it works.i successfully updated the system with pacman -Syu. so i guess that step is done.i added a user with the adduser script. i hope i have the groups correct. time will tell.currently studying the alsa configuration.i can't wait till i get to the X configuration. i'm an expert there,  :o this is how we learn, right?
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:32 AM

Hey, you got it going so far. Not too bad. One tip though, after you set up yaourt, you can install pastebinit:
╔═ comhack@Venus 01:19 AM ╚═══ ~-> yaourt -Ss pastebinitaur/pastebinit 0.11-1 (53)	A really small piece of Python that acts as a Pastebin client
Then all you need to do is:
╔═ comhack@Venus 01:20 AM ╚═══ ~-> pastebinit /etc/rc.confhttp://pastebin.com/f35b835a0
Pretty simple, huh?  Can be useful in the future once you get Arch up and running.   And yes, that is the url for mine.Sorry I just assumed you have used pastebin before, so there might be need for some clarifying . Anyway, pastebin is a website/opensource code collaboration. Basically it is a great place to post code output for someone to view whether it be a configuration files or actual code. The above command posts my /etc/rc.conf configuration to pastebin,com. Definitely a useful script/app.
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Posted 19 February 2010 - 02:49 AM

Also, you posted:

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i had to uncomment a server in the mirrorlist file to get pacman to work. i'm not sure what i did wrong with that but it works.
You may want to look at my tutorial starting after rc.conf with pacman near the top.

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Since Arch has many different servers to fetch packages from, we will use a built in tool called rankmirrors. This basically goes through all the mirrors and ranks the fastest ones in order. First you will need to install python. Issue the following command:.........
http://forums.scotsn...showtopic=27596The rankmirrors script is very useful to get the fastest mirrors available for your country!!!!!!Also, there is a link in my signature for some of my configurations: /etc/rc.conf, /etc/X11/xorg, ~/.xinitrc etc., if you need a reference.   I do not list all of them but just the ones I like to backup.
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