Using a stage1 in a netless installation from the livecd-g3-grp-1.4-cd1.iso,
even if you copy the source tarballs with
'cp -a /mnt/cdrom/distfiles/ /mnt/gentoo/usr/portage/distfiles/'
then when you execute the bootstrap script it tries to download the source
tarball again from the net, and the bootstrap process obviously fails. More
precisely you get:
Starting Bootstrap of base system ...
Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) sys-apps/portage-2.0.48-r5 to /
[Then it tries to download it from several gentoo mirrors but since
the computer I am trying to install to is disconnected from the net I get:]
!!! Couldn't download portage-2.0.48-r5.tar.bz2. Aborting.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download the livecd-g3-grp-1.4-cd1.iso and burn it.
2.Boot from it and follow the step-by-step installation instructions
Boostrap process fails without emerging anything
Installation should have used the portage snapshot and the sources extracted and
copied from the cd
Maybe there is a mismatching between the portage snapshot and the files in the distfiles directory: in fact if you, for example, change from ppc to ~ppc the entry in the "KEYWORD" variable in the 'portage*.ebuild' scripts with version > 2.0.48-r1, that is the version that you have in the distfiles directory, then the bootstrap scripts doesn't try anymore to download the portage-2.0.48-r5 from the net.
This should be fixed on the new LiveCDs.
I want to reassign it to Pieter...
And now the reminder
stage1 can't be installed netless. Only stage3 with GRP is designed for a netless installation.