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does anyone know where I can find the old universal install cds and the packages disc? I have an old computer with which I want to screw around with but ...
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    does anyone know where I can find the old universal install cds and the packages disc? I have an old computer with which I want to screw around with but I don't want to re download everything every time I want to start over and try something different, since the computer is five or six years old I'm figuring the universal disc would be ideal and I do have fond memories of 2004.2 (until the cat slept on the keyboard destroying the computer lol)

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    Scroll to the bottom of this link, I was able to find 11, 11.0 and 12.0. You could also, on the same link above, Try the Gentoo Weekly Minimal Install CD and Stages (autobuilds)

    Gentoo Linux -- Where to Get Gentoo Linux

    EDIT: See this link too. I Found 10.0 and Gentoo 2008-0
    http://distrowatch.com/?newsid=04982
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    thanks for the quick reply, checked out those links and all the images seem to be for amd64 (despite the hyperlink being labeled x86) am I just getting confused by the labeling having amd64 in the name? would one of these images work on an old celeron?

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    You probably want the x86 iso.
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    Yes but I checked the x86 link and the amd64 link and found the isos have the same name, I'm thinking it would just be best to use what I have in the past, is there any way I can get the old 2004.2 universal and packages disc? (and yes I know it won't sync with current repos)

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    Maybe you can find it on some old FTP sites or something. It's going to take some looking for sure.
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    Not sure if i686 or not but here you go

    exGENT Linux LiveCD

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    Thanks for the input but I'm not after a gentoo derivative (if I were I'd use sabayon) I'm after the old universal install discs that I'm used to

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    no kidding, you'll find that by by looking for it in google you'll only get dead links, ended up getting it by emailing the gentoo developers

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