The laptop has no ability to boot from USB and the DVD drive was completely FUBAR'd. So I borrowed an adaptor from one of my brothers workmates to interface the laptop's harddrive with my PC so I could install Gentoo with the 2006.1 livecd using VMware to run the install.
Everything has went well except that I cannot get xorg working yet (I just use my laptop for writing so VIm is fine for me at the moment) and I am having troubles with networking. Once I can get the network stuff working I should be able to use elinks or lynx to solve my other problems.
Basically, on any Unix/Linux system I configure the network like this and it always works, or these lines specifically on Gentoo:
However if I ping the response is like this# modprobe sis900
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.12
# route add 0.0.0.0 gw 192.168.0.1
# echo nameserver 192.168.0.1 > /etc/resolv.conf
What am I doing wrong?# ping google.com
connect: network is unreachable
I don't even have a dhcp client installed (for some reason). It does however have no problems doing address resolution for internet addresses (the router just relays them I believe).