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I'd like to take time to commend anyone who has installed Gentoo linux. Because I've tried , 3xs, and have not been successful just yet. I've been able to install ...
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    Great Job Fellas!


    I'd like to take time to commend anyone who has installed Gentoo linux. Because I've tried , 3xs, and have not been successful just yet. I've been able to install every other flavor. So good job guys and keep tuxin'

    This post is no BS. :P

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    The ... after Gentoo under my avatar represents the sinking feeling I had soon after the elation of seeing a functional command line. And then I realized I had to install everything else before I'd have the fine Gentoo I thought wanted. And that was just a stage 2.
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    It took me a very long time to finish my Gentoo installation. Being that I just started using Linux maybe about 3 months ago. I jumped straight to one of the toughest installs I ever encountered. But I stuck with it and I finished. Even though it was a Stage 2 install I found it quite challenging. I will keep using Gentoo because it hasnt crashed on me since I installed it. I will now proceed to install it on my laptop. Thanks to everyone here who helped me with my installation.
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    I first tried a stage 1, couldn't get it to work, later discovered it was because I had mispelled a CFLAG... So went to stage-2, almost no problems. Then had to re-install because I added another monitor and some other hardware, for which stuff like xinerama support would have been easier to add by re-install, and the root account was broken (i did something by accident under root) anyways.
    So this time I tried a stage 1, it went flawlessly. Post what your specific problem was, I might be able to help.
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    Well, I dont really remember. I have since installed Slackware and FC3 - I believe I'll give it another go and see what happens. I am more experienced now. I will definitley post any problems or successes here. Thanks for your offering. As I said before, those who have installed Gentoo are bada$$es, because its not a walk in the park install.

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    Being a MDK runnaway, i tried Gentoo using the stage 3 installation. I ended up blocked on boot with vesafb: scrolling: redraw message. Anyway, now i am giving it a second try, this time with 2.4 kernel which is recommended. I got to boot it now to command line (which is fine as x11 isn't installed yet), but my usb keyboard doesn't work at all. Anyway.. i recompiled the kernel and changed the UHCI and EHCI usb support from (M) (module) to (*) to be supported out of the kernel by default. Now i'll give it a spin (as soon as i restart the comp).

    Wish me luck.

    I believe that, however tough the first installation is, the second time would always be much much easier, when i'll already know it better. So, i just have to pass through this first succesful installation to have a full and enriched advanced gentoo linux experience. The main reason that i want it is the magical portage.

    Currently, i'm on slackware 10 (and have Ubuntu installed as well, it's providing me with a nice and easy GRUB bootloader LOL)

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    netshogun go for it ! because once u get a sucessfull Gentoo install you will be amazed at how much you will have learned and on the 2nd system u install it on you'll fly through it so fast....and so on and so on and so on......and you will probably not want to try any other distro there after ( i have tried to make myself try other distro's howener i just end up installing gentoo on every puter that i get.....It just works!
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    I've done a couple of Gentoo installs, I remember my first was one of the most informative Linux experiances ever, I came to the forum and answerd some 40 questions it was a grand day when I opened up KDE on my trim stage 1 install system, she almost went under for the first time last week when an emerge depclean went awry, but i got herr back on her feet, altough it ended my 9 month uptime.......
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    Use kernel 2.6
    If it doesn't work, switching to 2.4 is likely to cause more problems than it solves, as well as being rather outdated.
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    lol qub333 depclean.... now that i havent had the guts to mess with.....been warned off of it by gentoo dev's.......... (probably have to be realy plastered one night to try that or getting ready to do a stage1 on the serverthat is stage3 at this time that im migrating off of real soon)
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