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hi guys, i've downloaded gentoo 2004.2 yesterday: * install cd x86 * packages cd x86 now for the problem: it's a live cd! is this normal, or did i got ...
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    which gentoo image?


    hi guys,

    i've downloaded gentoo 2004.2 yesterday:
    * install cd x86
    * packages cd x86

    now for the problem:

    it's a live cd! is this normal, or did i got the wrong install cd?

    i got it from one of the mirrors on www.gentoo.org

    b.t.w. this is my first experience with gentoo, and i like how it looks

    but i want to install it, and not from a live cd, but from the real thingy

    can someone pinpoint me to the right iso file?

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    Yes that is how you install it from a liveCD read the handbook at the Gentoo website.

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    that means that every 1st install cd is also a live cd?

    i'll go and search for the manual.

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    that handbook will be the rough equivilent of a life preserver as you learn to swim, its incredably well written and helpful. One thing, if you are new, don't think you can skim it, read it, you might miss something uber stupid and your entire system won't work. Despite many gentoo installs, i still reference the handbook, its just very well done. If you read the first 2 sections, it should answer most of your question.
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    well, i haven't got the time to get into it yet, but i manage to install it once, only problem, the gui didn't work
    ( i used the quick reference on the gentoo page).

    but i'm surely gonna look at that book, thanks for the link

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    I wouldn't even think of installing gentoo without the handbook
    Going to install it tomorrow

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    Rock on! its great to see someone move so quicky into linux.
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    that means that every 1st install cd is also a live cd?
    Not strictly true.. if you allready have a linux installation then you can do the entire install without rebooting the current system.. you dont even need to be in the same country to install gentoo.. if you have root access to a system remotly via ssh then you can install that way too.. my brother recently rented a redhat server with root access.. he (me also) is in shetland and the server is in germany, useing ssh he was able to install gentoo remotly and when he rebooted gentoo loaded instead of rh :D

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    well, that's nice to know!

    guess my systems then soon will be:

    notebook: slackware 10, gentoo, windows xp (sp2)
    other notebook: windows 2000
    desktop: windows xp (sp2), redhat 9
    notebook at work: windows xp, slackware 10, gentoo, fc2
    and my other desktop: fc2

    guess i have a pretty wide choice of which os to use :P

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