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I just booted up Gentoo Live 2004.1 linux on my dell and after it said "booting" it came out with a dos like interface and I got a message- livecd- ...
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    Gentoo Live 2004.1


    I just booted up Gentoo Live 2004.1 linux on my dell and after it said "booting" it came out with a dos like interface and I got a message- livecd- root # - What do I type there???

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    You just hit enter. You need to read the manual. You are really really really gonna need the manual.

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    I pressed enter and got the same thing again. I dotn need a manual. Once I get into a GUI I'm fine but I'm new to kernals.
    I pressed enter and got the message again. I think it's upset.
    LOL?

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    gentoo does not have a gui installer.. you do it by entering commands at the prompt you are seeing. Here is the handbook:

    http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/handboo...?part=0&chap=0

    I sugest you follow it closely, otherwise you will get nowhere at all :)

    This method (although maby not for those who have no interest in learning the system fully) is far more powerfull than a GUI type installer.

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    I quit gentoo.

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    I belive u wanted to download the KNOPPIX live cd it has a gui on it and it runs off of the cd and if you read the directions you can even install it to the hdd.

    and you can even install gentoo from inside of KNOPPIX http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/altinstall.xml scroll down to #3
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