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I'm new to linux. I've been using the gentoo handbook to install gentoo on a server for my professor, so I used hardened-sources as opposed to gentoo-sources. Anyway, I ran ...
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    Compiling issues


    I'm new to linux. I've been using the gentoo handbook to install gentoo on a server for my professor, so I used hardened-sources as opposed to gentoo-sources. Anyway, I ran emerge genkernel and copied over the installation cd kernel config. Then I ran genkernel all, and it started to compile, but then my computer just shutdown. I didn't receive any warnings or anything. What did I do?

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    It probably got too hot, and it shut down to avoid frying the processor.

    That is just a guess, it could have also overtaxed the power supply, and it just crapped out.

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    yeah that was happening to me with when my power supply was on the outs and a lot of dust in machine.

    Compiling really taxes processors ... also happened on my crappy laptop alot. I had to set a fan up next to it and prop up the laptop on two books during any major compiles.
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    I have an older P3 1 GHz that I had heat issues with. I just took the heatsink off the processor, put some arctic silver on it, added an exhaust fan, and blew everything out really well. Oh, and replaced the power supply with a 350 watt known good one, and I don't have any problems out of that computer any more.

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