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Manual installation is a matter of reading and copying&paste commands. It is rock solid, and in the end you have a wonderful system configured to your liking.
Having said that, I think you are completely mistaken when you ask if there's any file to configure!! If you haven't figured it out by now that the installation is all about creating and configuring the important system files, to build the system upon them, then you will never be able to have a working gentoo installation. You have to take care of the following files *at least*, creating them from scratch during the installation and maintaining them in the future. Nobody is going to do that for you:
I suspect that one reason the Gentoo graphical installer doesn't work is that no-one in the development team cared for it enough to make it work. Graphical installation is simply foreign to the Gentoo philosophy."I'm just a little old lady; don't try to dazzle me with jargon!"
If the problem is the cli and configuring things manually then Gentoo is not for you. If you want something Gentoo based then give Sabayon Linux a try.
If the main problem is internet connection then I suggest you install Debian from DVD instead. Updates happen at a slower rate as well
If you really want to install Gentoo without an internet connection then follow the install in the handbook for the CD you have (not the current handbook). But keep in mind that the install will not be up to date unless you manually download and install updates - which will soon become a pain in the a**.
Once you have the install complete you will struggle for support because packages such as xorg are updated so information available on the net will relate to the latest (and possibly previous) version.
Good luck whatever you decide.